Christoph Stein-Thoeringer, MD

Christoph Stein-Thoeringer, MD

Christoph Stein-Thoeringer, MD


Principle Investigator


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Scientific CV

Since August 2019
Principle Investigator, Division of Microbiome and Cancer, DKFZ, Heidelberg

2016 – 2018
Research Fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), Immunology Program, USA (DFG Fellowship) (Dr. van den Brink laboratory)

2011 – 2019
Residency in Internal Medicine and Principle Investigator, Department of Internal Medicine II, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich, Germany

2006 – 2011
Postdoc (Dr. Wotjak laboratory) and Residency in Psychiatry, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany

Research Assistant, Department of Pharmacology (Dr. Holzer laboratory), Medical University of Graz

1998 – 2005
School of Medicine (MD), Medical University of Graz, Austria, and University of Zurich, Switzerland

Selected Awards

New Investigator Award, American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation

MD Fellowship, German Center for Infection Research (DZIF)

MD Fellowship, Else Kröner-Fresenius Forschungskolleg, TUM Munich

Postdoc Fellowship, Max Planck Society

DOC Stipend, Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)

Selected Publications

Stein-Thoeringer C.K., Nichols K.B., et al., Lactose drives Enterococcus expansion to promote graft-versus-host disease. Science (2019); Vol. 366, Issue 6469, pp. 1143-1149, DOI: 10.1126/science.aax3760

Mack A., Bobardt J., Hass A., Nichols K., Schmid R.M., Stein-Thoeringer C.K., Changes in gut microbial metagenomic pathways associated with clinical outcomes after elimination of malabsorbed sugars in an IBS cohort. Gut Microbes (2019)

Cruz-Aguilar R.M., Wantia N., Clavel T., Vehreschild M.J.G.T., Buch T., Bajbouj M., Haller D., Busch D., Schmid R.M., Stein-Thoeringer C.K., An open-labeled study on fecal microbiota transfer (FMT) in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients reveals improvement in abdominal pain associated with the relative abundance of Akkermansia muciniphila. Digestion (2019) ;100(2):127-138.

Staffas A., Burgos da Silva M., Slingerland A.E., Lazrak A., Bare C.J., Holman C.D., Docampo M.D., Shono Y., Durham B., Cross J.R., Pickard A., Stein-Thoeringer C.K., Velardi E., Tsai J.J., Jahn L., Jay H., Lieberman S., Smith O.M., Pamer E.G., Peled J.U., Cohen D.E., Jenq R.R., van den Brink M.R.M., Nutritional support from the intestinal microbiota improves hematopoietic reconstitution after bone-marrow transplantation in mice. Cell Host Microbe (2018); 23(4):447-457. 

Members of Stein-Thöringer Group

Nyssa Cullin, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher

Camila Azevedo Antunes Konietzko, Dr. rer. nat.
Postdoctoral Researcher

Current research

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