MEET THE TEAM
Jun.-Prof. Dr. David U. Mick
Using ascorbate peroxidase-based proximity labeling I want to unravel the primary ciliary 'blue-print', which is needed to form this unique compartment.
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".
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.
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.
Dr. rer. nat. Elena May
Dr. med. Andreas Riske
Augusta Kliniken Bochum
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.
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 Bergstein (student assistant 2023)
Nicole Heim (technician 2017-2020)
Moritz Schablowski (student assistant 2019)
Anne Bredimus (student assistant 2018)
Photos: © Patrick Schuster