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Christiane Rollenhagen, Ph.D.
Dr. Rollenhagen has been a research scientist at the White River Junction VA Medical Center since 2007. She is a bench scientist with 10+ years of thriving interdisciplinary research experience in cell biology, immunology, infectious diseases and microbiology. 

Dr. Rollenhagen has profound research interest in immune pathogenesis, chronic inflammation and anti-viral immune responses. At the White River Junction VA, she has performed infectivity experiments, data analysis, organization and documentation, developed human tissue assays to study numerous cell immune responses. Projects include “Blocking CXCL9 to improve the anti-HIV-1 potency of Tenofovir (TFV),” “Pre-clinical study to determine the effect of TLR ligands and sexually transmitted pathogens on regulating the efficacy of HIV-1 lead microbicides,” and involvement in clinical trials in collaboration with VA Women’s Health and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS).