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Martin Kriegel, MD, PhD

Associate Professor Adjunct


Dr. Kriegel is an Assistant Professor of Immunobiology and of Medicine (Rheumatology) at Yale School of Medicine. In 2001, he received his MD/PhD equivalent at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen, Germany, followed by the German Medical Licensure in 2002. From 2003 to 2006, he performed postdoctoral training in immunology at Yale with Dr. Richard Flavell before completing a medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship at Harvard (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham & Women’s Hospital). During this time, he performed additional postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School with Drs. Diane Mathis and Christophe Benoist. Dr. Kriegel returned to Yale in 2012 as a tenure-track faculty member in the Department of Immunobiology. He is also a board-certified rheumatologist at Yale-New Haven Hospital and maintains a specialty clinic for antiphospholipid syndrome. His NIH-funded laboratory explores host-microbiota interactions in immune diseases by combining human microbiome studies with mechanistic work, which includes utilization of gnotobiotic models. He was an Emmy-Noether Scholar of the German Research Foundation, an Arthritis National Research Foundation Scholar, an awardee of the Lupus Research Institute, and the Arthritis Foundation. He serves as an Advisory Editor for Arthritis & Rheumatology and is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the German and American Association of Immunologists, the American College of Rheumatology, and the Society for Mucosal Immunology.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurn (2001)
  • MD
    Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen (2000)
  • Rheumatology Fellowship
    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Yale University School of Medicine
  • Clinical Fellowship
    University Hospital, Erlangen, Germany

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Scientific Discovery AwardArthritis Foundation2016
Novel Research GrantLupus Research Institute2015
Jack and Vonnie Schlomer Memorial ScholarArthritis National Research Foundation2014
K08 Career Development AwardNational Institutes of Health2011
Teaching AwardBrigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School2009
Young Investigator AwardArthritis National Research Foundation2005
Emmy-Noether StipendGerman Research Foundation2003

Professional Service

National Institutes of Health2016
Arthritis & RheumatologyAdvisory Editor2016 - Present
US-Israel Binational Science Foundation2016
Department of Defense2015
Clinical ImmunologyGuest Editor2014 - 2015

Departments & Organizations

Contact Information

Martin Kriegel, MD, PhD

Lab Location

Mailing Address

  • Immunobiology

    10 Amistad Street

    New Haven, CT, 06509

    United States