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Ulrike K. Buchwald

Ulrike K. Buchwald M.D.,

Academic Title: Clinical Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Medicine
Location: IHV, S519
Phone: (410) 706-1493
Fax: (410) 706-1992

Personal History:

  • Medical School: Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
  • Internship/Residency: New York University, NYC, NY
  • Infectious Diseases Fellowship: New York University, NYC, NY
  • Research Fellowship: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
  • Research and Clinical Practice: University of Khartoum, Sudan, and the Medical Research Council, Gambia

Research Interests:

  • HIV and HIV/TB immunity
  • Vaccine development
  • Host pathogen interactions

Clinical Speciality:

  • HIV medicine
  • Infections in critical ill patients
  • General Infectious Diseases
  • Tropical and Travel Medicine
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine (2007) and Infectious Diseases (2010)


Peer-reviewed journal articles

Banaiee N, Kincaid EZ, Buchwald U, Jacobs WR, Ernst JD. 2006. Potent inhibition of macrophage responses to IFN-gamma by live virulent Mycobacterium tuberculosis is independent of mature mycobacterial lipoproteins but dependent on TLR2. J Immunol, 176 (5): 3019-3027.

Buchwald UK, Lees A, Steinitz M, Pirofski L. 2005. A peptide mimotope of type 8 pneumococcal capsular polysaccharide induces a protective immune response in mice. Infect Immun, 73 (1): 325-333.

Buchwald UK, Pirofski L. 2003. Immune therapy for infectious diseases at the dawn of the 21st century: the past, present and future role of antibody therapy, therapeutic vaccination and biological response modifiers. Curr Pharm Des, 9 (12): 945-968.

Ziege SU, Geerdes-Fenge HF, Rau M, Buchwald U, Lode H. 2000. In vitro effects of interleukin-10, prednisolone, and GM-CSF on the non-specific immune function of human polymorphonuclear leukocytes and monocytes. Eur J Med Res, 5 (9): 369-374.

Buchwald UK, Geerdes-Fenge HF, Vockler J, Ziege S, Lode H. 1999. Interleukin-10: effects on phagocytosis and adhesion molecule expression of granulocytes and monocytes in a comparison with prednisolone. Eur J Med Res, 4 (3): 85-94.


UK Buchwald, PK Owiafe, C Bottomley, MMO Ota, Improving the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis in The Gambia, Infectious Diseases Society of New York Annual Meeting, New York, May 2010.

Ulrike K. Buchwald, Eleanor Kincaid, Niaz Banaiee, and Joel D. Ernst, Bacterial Lipoprotein Processing is essential for Generation of TLR2 Agonist Activity in M. tuberculosis, Department of Medicine Research Day, NYU Medical Center , New York, May 2005.

Buchwald UK, Witover BC, Lees A, Pirofski L. Vaccination with a peptide mimotope of S. pneumoniae serotype 8 capsular polysaccharide protects Balb/c mice against a systemic pneumococcal infection, Abstract #4516, 103rd General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Washington, May 2003.

Buchwald UK, Maitta RW, Lees A, Pirofski L. Identification of a peptide mimetic of Streptococcus pneumoniae Serotype 8 capsular polysaccharide, Abstract #735, 40th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), Chicago, October 2002.

Ziege S, Buchwald UK, Geerdes-Fenge H, Rau M, Lode H. Effects of Interleukin-10 on the antimicrobial defense mechanisms of human neutrophils and monocytes, 9th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), Berlin, Germany, March 1999.

Buchwald UK, Geerdes-Fenge H, Vockler J, Ziege S, Lode H. Effects of Interleukin-10 and Prednisolone on the Phagocytosis and Adhesion Molecule Expression of Human Polymorphonuclear Neutrophils and Monocytes, 37th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), Toronto, Canada, September 1997.

Buchwald UK, Geerdes-Fenge H, Vockler J, Ziege S, Lode H. Einflu von Interleukin-10, Prednisolon und GM-CSF auf die E. coli-Phagozytose von Granulozyten und Monozyten, 103rd Meeting of the German Society for Internal Medicine, Wiesbaden, Germany, April 1997.

Major Invited Speeches

"Peptides to the Rescue: Mimotopes and New Vaccination Strategies" - Emerging Infectious Diseases Discussion Group, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, October 2003