Christian Schlieker PhD

Assistant Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development | Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology

Office of Student ResearchMolecular VirologyMolecular Biophysics and Biochemistry: Protein Folding and Dynamics; Structural Biology; Schlieker LabMolecular Virology

Research Interests

DYT1 Dystonia, Membrane dynamics; Torsin ATPases; Alternative nuclear transport (nuclear egress); Protein quality control; viral pathogenesis


  • Ph.D., University of Heidelberg , 2004

Selected Publication

  • Brown R, Zhao C, Chase A, Wang J, Schlieker C. The mechanism of Torsin ATPase activation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Nov 11;111(45):E4822-31. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1415271111

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • New Innovator Award(2011) , National Institutes of Health