MEET THE TEAM

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR


Jun.-Prof. Dr. David U. Mick

Interview in Developmental Cell 2015
"Meet the Author David Mick: Proteomics of Primary Cilia by Proximity Labeling."


PHD STUDENTS


Tommy Sroka

Using ascorbate peroxidase-based proximity labeling I want to unravel the primary ciliary 'blue-print', which is needed to form this unique compartment.

Valerie Chaumet

On the trail of a newly identified ciliary protein with possible microtubule association, I am mainly focusing on basic biochemistry and microscopy approaches in cells and in vitro to characterize our "newcomer".

Patrick Schuster

I am currently working with various biochemical methods to understand the function and transport of kinases and phosphatases in the primary cilium as well as their influence on the ciliary proteome and signalling pathways.

Lea Sanwald

My aim is to study the role of primary cilia in differentiation processes of various cell types. I am especially interested in myogenesis and adipogenesis, as well as disease related cystogenesis.

Ilya Senatorov

shared with Olga Kalinina

Using graph neural networks I am studying potential ligands for ciliary GPCRs.


MSC STUDENTS


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Technicians

Doris Jann

Sabine Plant


FORMER MEMBERS


Dr. rer. nat. Elena May

Strategy Analyst | Customer Sales & Services

Accenture


Dr. med. Andreas Riske

Resident doctor | Internal medicine

Augusta Kliniken Bochum


Nicola Byers

Nicola established endogenous tagging approaches using the CRISPR/Cas12a system within the lab to help us study selected proteins in the cell’s more ‘natural’ state.


Shanli Seyed Tarrah

Shanli studied a so-far uncharacterized protein in primary cilia. This protein has recently been identified in one of our proteomic screens and she wanted to unravel its interactome in primary cilia.


Bachelor Students

Maja Zeller (2021), DAAD-funded internship at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

Matthias Weigel (2020), joined M.Sc. program "Regenerative Biology and Medicine" (TU Dresden)


Technicians & Student Assistants

Nicole Heim (technician 2017-2020)

Moritz Schablowski (student assistant 2019)

Anne Bredimus (student assistant 2018)


Photos: © Patrick Schuster

Favicon: © Tommy Sroka