I am a physician, neuroscientist, medical humanities scholar and educator, interested in trans-disciplinary inquiries into issues of health, illness, body, and culture.


PhD (in progress), University of California, Davis

MA, University of California, Davis

Dr.med, University of Mainz, Germany

MD, University of Heidelberg, Medical School Mannheim, Germany

Work Shared in CORE


Other Publications

Herges K, De Jong B, Ko RM, Dunn C, Dunn J, Han M, Steinman L, Axtell R. Protective Effect of Neutrophil Elastase Inhibitor in a new Model of Neuromyelitis Optica (2012). Multiple Sclerosis. Apr:18(4):398-408

Herges K, Millward JM, Hentschel N, Infante-Duarte C, Aktas O, Zipp F. (2011). Neuroprotective Effect of Combination Therapy of Glatiramer Acetate and Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate in Neuroinflammation. PLoS One. Jun:10: e25456

Grant J, Axtell R, Herges K, Steinman L. Unexpected Therapeutic Benefit from Peripheral Administration of Amyloid-b in Th1- and Th17-Versions of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis (2012). Science Translational Medicine. Aug;1;4(145):145ra105

 Urbanek C, Weinges-Evers N, Bellmann-Strobl J, Bock M, Dörr J, Hahn E, Neuhaus AH, Opgen-Rhein C, Ta TM, Herges K et al. (2010). Attention Network Test reveals alerting Network Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis. Jan;16(1):93-9

Bock M, Brandt AU, Dörr J, Kraft H, Weinges-Evers N, Gaede G, Pfueller C, Herges K, Radbruch H, Ohlraun S et al. (2010). Patterns of Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Loss in Multiple Sclerosis, Optic Neuritis and Glaucoma Patients. Clinical Neurology Neurosurgery. Oct;112(8):647-52


Blog Posts

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    German Studies Association, Seminar “Life Writing” Oct 5-8, 2017, Atlanta


    German Studies Association (GSA)

    Women in German (WiG)

    Modern Language Association (MLA)

    Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSA)

    American Anthropological Association (AAA), Medical Anthropology

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