Dr. Doebel is a post-doctoral fellow currently conducting basic research on skin immunology during steady-state and in disease models in Dr. Keisuke Nagao’s laboratory in the Dermatology Branch, NIAMS. 

Research Statement

Dr. Doebel studies the mutual crosstalk between myeloid cells on the one hand and non-hematopoietic stromal cells on the other hand. This work currently focuses on the various populations of myeloid cells and stromal cells of the skin. Key aspects of this work include recruitment and maintenance of skin myeloid cells and the role of the stromal myeloid crosstalk in maintaining tissue homeostasis in both health and disease.


Dr. Doebel obtained his undergraduate degree in biology from Dresden University of Technology, Germany in 2008. He obtained his Ph.D. in dermatology/immunology from Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany in 2014.


Dr. Doebel performed his undergraduate research at the Chair of Plant Cell and Molecular Biology at Dresden University of Technology during 2007-2008. The work for his Ph.D. thesis on human dendritic cells was performed both at the Institute and Outpatient Clinics of Dermatology in Dresden, Germany and at the Department of Dermatology of Heidelberg University Hospital in Heidelberg, Germany where he was granted his Ph.D. in 2014. In October 2014, Dr. Doebel joined the Laboratory of Dr. Keisuke Nagao, M.D., Ph.D. at the Dermatology Branch of the National Cancer Institute as a visiting fellow. In 2017, he joined the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases as Dr. Nagao’s laboratory and the Dermatology Branch were transferred to this Institute.

Last Reviewed: 06/21/2017