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

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


  • Ph.D., University of Heidelberg , 2004

Selected Publication

  • Rose AE, Zhao C, Turner EM, Steyer AM, Schlieker C. Arresting a Torsin ATPase reshapes the endoplasmic reticulum. J Biol Chem. 2014 Jan 3;289(1):552-64. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M113.515791. Epub 2013 Nov 25.

Latest Honor and Recognition

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