Elmar Jaeckel is a medical doctor in the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Endocrinology at the Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany. He received his training in Hamburg, Germany; Yale New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; the University of California San Diego, CA, USA; the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK; and the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. Dr Jaeckel spent 4 years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Joslin Diabetes Center of the Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. He is the attending endocrinologist and diabetologist at the Hannover Medical School.
Dr Jaeckel’s working group, Immune Tolerance, aims to establish immune tolerance in type 1 diabetes and after biological beta-cell replacement. For this purpose, he is developing new cell and gene therapy approaches. Dr Jaeckel is involved in pursuing islet xenotransplantation in Germany. He is also studying non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in animal models and patient material and is developing incretin-based therapies for NASH.