My research interest is to understand the role of the microbiome in stroke, with a focus on intestinal immune function and microbial metabolites.

My scientific goal is to better understand how the gut microbiome may influence stroke outcome and post-stroke comorbidities. Modulation of the microbiome­–specially which kind of metabolites our gut bacteria produce–may have strong therapeutic implications in stroke by diet interventions.



“When not working in the lab or writing grants, my passion is to design scientific illustrations.”

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Stroke | Microbiome

My research focuses on how the gut microbiota can modify the immune response to a stroke and ameliorate stroke outcome and comorbidities.


Corinne Benakis, PhD 
Postdoctoral Researcher


Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD)
Klinikum der Universität München
Feodor-Lynen-Straße 17, D-81377 Munich, Germany