Katja Brueckner, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Cell and Tissue Biology; Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research, UCSF
The Brueckner lab addresses fundamental questions in development, homeostasis, and malignant disease, studying paradigms in the invertebrate genetic model organism Drosophila melanogaster. Current research focuses on cell signaling, the role of the microenvironment, hematopoiesis, innate immunity, epithelial-mesenchymal transition, and organ development.
Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry and Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Dipl. Biol., 1994, Genetics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Medical Microbiology
European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, and University of Heidelberg, Ph.D., 1994-1999, Cell Signaling
European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Postdoc, 1999-2000, Developmental Biology and Cell Signaling
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Postdoc, 2000-2006, Developmental Biology and Cell Signaling