Martin Alexander Kriegel MD PhD

Assistant Professor of Immunobiology and of Medicine (Rheumatology)

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Immunology | Microbiology

Cancer Center, Yale: Molecular Virology

Immunobiology: HTI | Kriegel Lab

Internal Medicine: Rheumatology

Research Interests

Microbiome; Commensals; Lymphocytes; Autoimmunity; Th17 cells; Antiphospholipid syndrome; Beta2-glycoprotein; Lupus; Type 1 diabetes more...


  • M.D., Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurn, 2000
  • Ph.D., Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurn, 2001

Selected Publications

  • Vieira SM, Pagovich OE, Kriegel MA. Diet, Microbiota and Autoimmune Diseases. Lupus 2014;23(6):518-26.
  • Kriegel MA*, Rathinam C, Flavell RA*. Pancreatic islet expression of chemokine CCL2 suppresses autoimmune diabetes via tolerogenic CD11c+ CD11b+ dendritic cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2012; 109(9):3457-3462. (*corresponding authors)
  • Kriegel MA, Sefik E, Hill JA, Wu H-J, Benoist C, Mathis D. Naturally transmitted segmented filamentous bacteria segregate with diabetes protection in NOD mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2011; 108(28):11548-53.



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