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) | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development

Stem Cell Center, Yale

Center for RNA Science and Medicine, Yale


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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Josien van Wolfswinkel, PhD, MSc
Office Location
1032Kline Biology Tower
219 Prospect Street

New Haven, CT 06511
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219 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
MCDB, Bass Receiving
266 Whitney Avenue

New Haven, CT 06511

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