Josien van Wolfswinkel, PhD, MSc

Assistant Professor

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Biochemistry, Quantitative Biology, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BQBS): Cell Cycle and Signal Transduction; DNA Dynamics and Transcriptional Regulation; RNA Processing and Ribonucleoprotein Machines; Theoretical Biology | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Development; Epigenetics; Genetics and Genomics; Molecular Mechanisms; Regenerative Biology /Stem Cells; RNA Biology

Stem Cell Center, Yale: Stem Cell Niche and Homing

Center for RNA Science and Medicine, Yale

Faculty Research


Josien van Wolfswinkel received her M.Sc. in Cell Biology from Utrecht University, Netherlands. For her graduate research she worked in the laboratories of Ronald Plasterk, Albert Heck, and Rene Ketting at Utrecht University and the Hubrecht Institute for Developmental Biology to study the molecular mechanism of RNA interference in the nematode C. elegans. She did her postdoctoral research in the lab of Peter Reddien at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research / MIT, working on the RNA biology of stem cells using the flatworm Schmidtea mediterranea as a model system. She now continues this work in her own lab in the Department of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology.

Education & Training

PhD Utrecht University, Hubrecht Institute, Chemistry (2009)
MSc Utrecht University, Molecular Cell Biology (2002)
Postdoctoral Fellow Whitehead Institute / MIT

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