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Franziska Bleichert, PhD

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Franziska Bleichert, PhD

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Dr. Bleichert’s research focuses on understanding the operating principles of macromolecular machines involved in chromosome replication and in the maintenance of genome stability using a combination of structural biology, biochemical, biophysical, and cellular approaches. She obtained her PhD from Yale University in 2010 working on ribosome biogenesis, and afterwards performed her postdoctoral work at UC Berkeley as a Miller Fellow, and then at Johns Hopkins Medical School. As a postdoctoral fellow, she determined the structure of the eukaryotic initiator complex, a key component in the assembly pathway of the DNA replication machinery. Since 2017, Dr. Bleichert has been an independent research group leader at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research in Basel, Switzerland. She will join Yale’s Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry as an Assistant Professor in January 2020.

Education & Training

  • Junior Group Leader
    Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (Switzerland) (2019)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2016)
  • Miller Fellow
    University of California, Berkeley (2013)
  • MD (equiv.)
    University of Leipzig, School of Medicine (Germany) (2010)
  • PhD
    Yale University

Honors & Recognition

ERC Starting Grant2017
Miller Research Fellowship2010
Stanford Biochemistry Founders’ Award for Doctoral Excellence2010
Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD Fellowship2005

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