PaquetLab – Neurodegeneration and Vascular Dysfunction
Dominik established the PaquetLab at ISD in 2017,
after he was appointed Professor for Neurobiology at
LMU Munich and became a member of the Munich Cluster
for Systems Neurology (SyNergy). He received his BSc
and MSc from the Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen,
Germany. During his MSc Dominik worked with Henry
Roehl at the MRC Centre for Developmental Genetics in
Sheffield, UK. For his PhD, Dominik developed the
first Tau-transgenic zebrafish model to study
mechanisms of Tau-related neurodegeneration with
Christian Haass at LMU Munich. After working with
Thomas Misgeld at TU Munich for 2 years on in vivo
imaging to study mitochondrial transport defects in
neurodegenerative diseases, Dominik joined the lab of
Marc Tessier-Lavigne at The Rockefeller University in
NYC as a New York Stem Cell Foundation Druckenmiller
Fellow. There, he pioneered the use of CRISPR/Cas9
gene editing in induced pluripotent stem cells to
study diseases of the human brain.
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Andrea joined the PaquetLab in May 2018 after having shared time with her family for some years, living abroad and working for another research institute at LMU. She supports the research team in multiple ways with her work experience and appreciates learning new things every day. When not at work she enjoys going to the opera and concerts, visiting art exhibitions, working in her garden and swimming. She also tries to stay connected with family and friends from across the world as much as possible.
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Julien was born and raised in Chemnitz, Germany. He
received his BSc in Human Biology from the University
of Greifswald in 2014 and a MSc in Molecular
Biosciences with a major in neurosciences at the
University of Heidelberg. During his Master’s he
worked at Harvard Medical School with Dr. Matthew J.
LaVoie on the cytosolic function of Parkin. In 2017 he
finished his Master’s degree working on epigenetic
mechanisms in memory formation and then joined the
PaquetLab as a graduate student. He is now working on
complex cell culture systems using CRISPR/Cas9-edited,
iPSC-derived brain cells to model AD.
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Isabel grew up in Augsburg, Germany. She obtained her
BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Ulm and her
MSc from LMU Munich. For her master’s thesis she
joined the group of Prof. Jernej Ule at the Francis
Crick Institute in London, where she studied the
RNA-binding properties of TDP-43. Isabel started in
the PaquetLab in April 2017 as a graduate student and
is focusing on using CRISPR/Cas9-edited iPSCs to
establish in vitro models of vascular dysfunction.
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Dennis is from Munich, where he also obtained his BTA
degree. He joined the PaquetLab as a research
assistant in November 2017 and is involved in several
projects from stem cell differentiation to CRISPR/Cas9
genome editing. He also contributes to a functional
lab environment and supports the entire team in
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Angelika grew up near Ulm in Germany. She studied Molecular Medicine and obtained her BSc from the University of Tübingen, and her MSc from the University of Göttingen, Germany. During her studies she did international research internships at Free University Amsterdam, University of Zürich, and Stanford University. During her master’s she worked on iPSC-based models of depression followed by her thesis on prevention of vascular stiffening. She joined the PaquetLab in December 2018 and is working on the development of complex in vitro models of FTD using CRISPR/Cas9-edited iPSC-derived brain cells.
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Judit is a native of Spain. She obtained her BSc in biochemistry from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. After completing her bachelors degree, she worked for one year at the Center of Neurobiology of Hamburg University with Dr. Marina Mikhaylova in protein neuronal transport. Currently, she is a fast-track student in the Graduate School of Systemic Neuroscience (GSN) and after performing a research internship in PaquetLab on CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing she decided to join the ISD in October 2018 for a PhD project in neurovascular disorders co-supervised by Martin Dichgans and Dominik Paquet.
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Liliana was born in Portugal. She received her BSc in Biochemistry (2011) and her MSc in Molecular Biotechnology (2013) from the University of Aveiro, Portugal. For her Master Thesis she worked to establish the role of trace elements in the structure and metabolism of connective tissues at the Medical Research Council in Cambridge, UK. After her Master, she remained in Cambridge working as a research assistant applying her expertise in the optical emission spectroscopy analysis of biological samples. In 2015 she joined Prof. Ulrike Gaul lab at the Gene Center in Munich investigating the blood brain barrier development in Drosophila melanogaster. At the moment she doing her PhD in Prof. Mikael Simons group, studying oligodendrocyte myelination in development and adults, in a collaborative project with the PaquetLab.
E-Mail: Liliana.Pedro-Domingues@dzne.de Phone: +49 89 440046480
Joseph grew up in the U.S. state of North Carolina. He earned a BSc in mathematics and chemistry with minors in physics and philosophy from Wingate University. After graduating from Wingate University, he moved to Munich and became a master’s student with the GSN. For his master’s thesis, he is working on approaches to apply CRISPR/Cas genomic editing to investigate the role of stroke-associated genes in iPSC-derived models.
E-Mail: Joseph.Kroeger@med-uni-muenchen.de Phone: +49 89 440046480
Sophie is from the Bay Area in California, USA. She received her BSc in Psychology and Biological Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University. In high school, she had internships at Stanford University with Dr. Tony Wyss-Coray studying AD. During her Bachelor's, she worked with Dr. Stephen Strittmatter at Yale University investigating a Fyn kinase inhibitor as a potential treatment in AD mouse models, which has subsequently made it into clinical trials. After graduating from college, she worked in a cancer immunotherapy lab under Dr. Ron Levy at Stanford University and in clinical operations at Roche Genentech. Sophie is a GSN Fast-Track student and started a rotation at the PaquetLab in February 2019. She is interested in studying microglia in homeostatic and disease-associated states, co-supervised by Christian Haass and Dominik Paquet.
E-Mail: Sophie.Robinson@med-uni-muenchen.de Phone: +49 89 440046480
Ioanna was born and raised in Athens, Greece. She received her BSc on Life Sciences from Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris in 2018. During her undergraduate studies, she spent a semester at Karolinska Institut in Stockholm where she did a research internship on insulin signaling and genetic risk factors related to Alzheimer’s disease. Currently, she is a first-year master’s student at the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences (GSN-LMU) and works on the role of stroke-associated genes in iPSC-derived models.
E-Mail: Ioanna.Emmanouilidis@med-uni-muenchen.de Phone: +49 89 440046480
Sarah was born in Augsburg, Germany. After completing her BSc in Chemistry and Biochemistry at LMU Munich, she did a research internship at University of California Berkeley. There, she worked with Prof. Evan W. Miller on voltage-sensitive fluorescent dyes and also joined the lab of Prof. Christopher J. Chang developing fluorescent copper(I) sensors. Currently, she proceeds with her master’s studies at LMU Munich. She joined the PaquetLab in April 2018 to study CRISPR/Cas9 edited iPSCs as a model system for neurovascular disorders.
Johannes comes from a small town in the south of Munich. He studies medicine at LMU Munich. During the preclinical stage of his studies he did an internship in molecular neurophysiology in Prof. Michael Meyers Lab at LMU Munich. With an intrinsic interest in neurology and vascular medicine, he gained experience in these fields during clinical electives. Johannes worked on a collaborative project between the DichgansLab and PaquetLab to investigate the role of endothelial cells in ischemic stroke.