Karin Hufnagl joined the team of Comparative Medicine at the Messerli Research Institute in November 2013 as a university assistant.

Karin Hufnagl completed her studies of Biology with a focus on Zoology/Cell Biology at the University of Vienna. In her doctoral thesis at the Institute of Tumor Biology and Cancer Research, she examined the growth regulation in hepatocarcinogenesis. After that, as a university assistant at the Institute for specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine, her main focus was on the exploration of new strategies for prevention and treatment of allergies.