Simon Elsässer (Group Leader) has read Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Tübingen and Harvard University. He joined the graduate program at Rockefeller University in 2007 and performed his thesis research in David Allis’ lab on the biochemistry, structure and function of histone variant H3.3 and its cognate histone chaperones. He held a Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD Fellowship. Graduating in 2012, he moved to the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, where he was an EMBO Fellow, Herchel Smith Fellow and Junior Research Fellow of Wolfson College, working with Jason Chin. Since 2015, he is a Science for Life Laboratory Fellow, Ming Wai Lau Fellow and Associate Professor at Karolinska Institutet.
Photo (c) Angelika Leuchter, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
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Postdoctoral Fellows AND PHD Students
Anna-Maria Katsori (Postdoc) is interested in working at the interface of chemistry and biology. She studied Molecular Biology and Genetics at University of Thrace. In 2012 she obtained her PhD in Medicinal Chemistry under the supervision of Dr Dimitra Hadjipavlou-Litina in the School of Pharmacy at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her research was focused on design, synthesis and biological evaluation of heterocyclic compounds as possible anti-inflammatory and/or anti-cancer agents. She continued as a postdoctoral researcher in the same lab and in 2015 she joined the Elsässer Lab at Karolinksa Institutet. She is passionate about dogs and enjoys playing board games.
Lorenzo Lafranchi (Postdoc)
Philip Yung (Postdoc, Chroucher Foundation Fellow)
Birthe Meineke (Postdoc) did her PhD research at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York working on the biochemistry of endonucleases and worked at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology before joining a small biotech company Isogenica in Cambridge, United Kingdom. She now works on technology for generating stable amber suppression cell lines.
Jing Lyu (Phd Student) graduated from Peking Union Medical College of Tsinghua University with Master’s degree. She enjoys the creative and independent atmosphere at Karolinska Institutet. In her spare time, photography is one of her favorite activities, particularly scenes from nature. She is also fond of cycling and plans to try out skiing for the first time while in Sweden. After all, challenges make life more interesting and exciting.
Rozina Caridha (Lab manager)
Banushree Kumar (Phd Student) did her MSc degree at Lund University and worked at the EMBL Heidelberg.
Rui Shao (PhD Student)
Angelo Salazar (PhD Student)
Dörte Schlesinger (PhD Candidate)
Lea van Husen (PhD Candidate) from Lübeck University shared with the Tjernberg Lab.
MASTER AND PROJECT STUDENTS
Javier Arroyo Gomez
Rahul Kumar, now at Tartu Institute of Technology
Alexander Kühn, now PhD candidate, DKFZ Heidelberg
Fabian Hink, now MSc, Konstanz
Mareike Bach, now MSc, MPI Bremen
Laura Neises, now MSc, Mainz University
Daniel Horn, now MSc University Tübingen
Annika Faucon, now PhD candidate, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, USA
Azadeh Pour, now PhD candidate, Kings College London, London, UK
Evan Alsaleem (MSc 2016), now Project Manager at Karolinska Hospital
Sigrid Lundin (MSc 2015), now Scientist at SOBI
Zakir Tnimov, now postdoc at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology