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

Molecular Virology

Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry: Protein Folding and Dynamics | Structural Biology | Schlieker Lab

Molecular 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. PNAS, in press.

Latest Honor and Recognition

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