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Josien van Wolfswinkel, PhD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

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Josien van Wolfswinkel, PhD, MSc

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Mailing Address

  • Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

    260 Whitney Avenue

    New Haven, CT 06511

    United States


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

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Whitehead Institute / MIT (2015)
  • PhD
    Utrecht University, Hubrecht Institute, Chemistry (2009)
  • MSc
    Utrecht University, Molecular Cell Biology (2002)

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