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Alumni

Firstname and Lastname (Period of Time at the Institute: Month/Year)

Postdoctoral Fellow – Working fields

  • Dr. Gaurav Sanghvi (08/2013 - 09/2016):
    Plant pathology

  • Dr. Gabriel Markov (07/2011 - 09/2015):
    Pristionchus pacificus Genomics and Bioinformatics

  • Dr. Josephine Piffaretti (11/2013 - 02/2015):
    Developmental plasticity

  • Dr. Daniel Bumbarger (09/2007 - 08/2014):
    Neurobiology - Connectomics

  • Dr. Erik Ragsdale (07/2010 - 06/2014):
    Developmental plasticity

  • Dr. Angela McGaughran (03/2010 - 05/2014):
    Pristionchus population genomics

  • Dr. Robbie Rae (02/2007 - 10/2013):
    Pristionchus-bacterial interactions

  • Dr. Katy Morgan (02/2010 - 05/2013):
    Population genetics

  • Dr. Akira Ogawa (04/2005 - 12/2012):
    Dauer Development in Pristionchus pacificus

  • Dr. Laure Villate (04/2009 - 01/2010):
    Population genetics

  • Dr. Frederico Brown (08/2008- 12/2009):
    Nematode mutation behavior

  • Dr. Nadine Borchert (05/2007 - 12/2010):
    Proteomics in Pristionchus pacificus

  • Dr. Qiong Wang  (04/2007 - 03/2009):
    Nematode-bacterial interactions

  • Dr. Christoph Dieterich (04/2005 - 03/2009):
    Bioinformatics and genome annotation in Pristionchus pacificus

  • Dr. David Rudel  (11/2001 - 12/2008):
    Gonad development in Pristionchus pacificus

  • Dr. Ray Hong  (03/2003 - 06/2008):
    Olfaction in Pristionchus pacificus

  • Dr. André Pires da Silva  (08/1999 - 07/2005):
    Sex determination in Pristionchus pacificus

  • Dr. Kaj Grandien   (08/1997 - 10/2000):
    Regulation of Hox genes and their evolution

  • Dr. Ilil Carmi   (04/1999 - 09/2000):
    Pristionchus pacificus developmental biology

Graduate Students – Thesis

  • Andreas Eizinger   (05/1995 - 01/2000):
    Genetic analysis of vulva development and genetic and molecular analysis of the homeotic gene lin-39 in the nematode Pristionchus pacificus (1999).

  • Carola Sigrist   (05/1996 - 03/2000):
    Experimental, genetic and molecular analysis of vulva development in the nematode Pristionchus pacificus (2001).

  • Benno Jungblut   (10/1996 - 01/2001):
    Experimental, genetic and molecular analysis of cell-cell interaction during vulva development in Pristionchus pacificus (2000).

  • Jagan Srinivasan   (01/1999 - 01/2004):
    An integrative genomic analysis in the nemadode Pristionchus pacificus (2003).

  • Kwang-Zin Lee   (11/1999 - 07/2004):
    Analysis of genome organisation, operon-structure and function in the nematode Pristionchus pacificus (2004).

  • Arturo Gutierrez   (06/2000 - 04/2005):
    Evolution of regulatory genes in nematodes: A comparison between Pristionchus pacificus and Caenorhabditis elegans (2005).

  • Min Zheng   (09/2000 - 06/2005):
    Evolution of Wnt signaling during nematode vulva development: a comparative analysis between Pristionchus pacificus and Caenorhabditis elegans (2005).

  • Charlotte Kenning   (01/2001 - 03/2006):
    Genetic and molecular analysis of morphological mutants in Pristionchus pacificus for costruction of an integrated genomic map (2005).

  • Hua Xiao   (09/2001 - 05/2006):
    Genetic and molecular characterization of two induction vulvaless mutants in Pristionchus pacificus (2006).

  • Lars Knoch   (01/2002 - 01/2007):
    Genomic analysis and reverse genetics in the satellite model organism Pristionchus pacificus (2007).

  • Hans Zauner   (09/2002 - 05/2007):
    Natural variation and evolvability of redundant cell-cell interactions in Pristionchus vulva development (2007).

  • Andreas Photos   (10/2003 - 04/2008):
    Genetic and molecular analysis of sex myoblast specification and migration in Pristionchus pacificus (2008).

  • Huiyu Tian   (06/2004 - 03/2008):
    Reverse genetic analysis of Wnt signaling in Pristionchus pacificus postembryogenesis (2008).

  • Benjamin Schlager   (09/2004 - 12/2008):
    On the evolution of the nematode vulva equivalence group and the genetic control of Pristionchus pacificus vulva formation (2009).

  • Buqing Yi   (12/2004 - 12/2009):
    The role of the pax-3 gene in ventral epidermal cell fate specification and myogenesis in the nematode Pristionchus pacificus (2009).

  • Gilberto Bento   (09/2005 - 12/2010):
    Evolution and Development of Pristionchus pacificus mouth form dimorphism (2010).

  • Xiaoyue Wang   (04/2007 - 07/2011):
    DNA-mediated transformation in the nematode Pristionchus pacificus reveals novel functions of Wnt signaling during vulva induction (2011).
  • Isabella D'Anna   (11/2006 - 04/2011):
    Analysis of the association between Pristionchus and beetles with emphasis on the special case of P. uniformis (2012).

  • Ruxandra Molnar   (11/2005 - 07/2011):
    Molecular Evolution and Mutation Accumulation Lines in the Nematode Pristionchus pacificus (2012).

  • Lisa Schuster   (05/2007 - 04/2012):
    Molecular analysis of horizontally acquired cellulase genes in the nematode Pristionchus pacificus (2012).

  • Simone Kienle   (06/2006 - 12/2012):
    Microevolution in Pristionchus pacificus: Genetic Diversity and Natural Variation in Vulva Induction (2012).

  • Amit Sinha   (07/2008 - 09/2013):
    Gene Expression Studies on the Evolution of Development and Innate Immunity in the Nematode Pristionchus pacifcus (2012).

  • Andreas Weller   (09/2007 - 09/2013):
    Genome Evolution in the Nematode Pristionchus pacificus (2013).

  • Melanie Mayer   (02/2009 - 09/2015):
    Natural Variation in Dauer Formation in the Nematode Pristionchus pacificus and Molecular Mechanisms of Intraspecific Competition (2015).

  • Vladislav Susoy (11/2009 - 06/2016):
    Developmental Plasticity, Ecology, and Evolutionary Radiation of Nematodes of Diplogastridae (2015).

  • Vahan Serobyan (11/2009 - 06/2016):
    Modes of Inheritance and Adaptive Values of Mouth-Form Dimorphism in the Nematode Pristionchus pacificus (2015).

  • Manuela Kieninger (02/2010 - 07/2016):
    Molecular Aspects of the Genetic Switch Regulating Phenotypic Plasticity of Feeding Structures in Pristionchus pacificus and its Relevance for Evolution (2015).

  • Jan Michel Meyer (04/2012 - 02/2017):
    Elucidation of small-molecule structure and biosynthesis using genotype-phenotype association in island nematode lineages of Pristionchus pacificus (2016).


Diploma Students – Thesis

  • Anja Bubeck   (05/1997 - 02/1998):
    Characterization of homeotic mutants ped-5 and ped-12 in Pristionchus pacificus (1998).

  • Andrea Villwock   (10/2003 - 07/2004):
    Marker associated domestication of nematode Poikilolaimus oxycerca to lab animal (2004).

  • Daniel Messerschmidt   (01/2004 - 01/2005):
    Biochemical analysis of Wnt-Signaling during vulva development in the nematode Pristionchus pacificus (2004).

  • Isabella D'Anna   (01/2006 - 10/2006):
    Genetic and molecular analysis of the two hermaphroditic nematodes P. entomophagus and P. maupasi for microevolutionary comparison to P. pacificus (2006).

  • Stefanie Nusser   (01/2007 - 12/2007):
    Comparative analysis of promoter-evolution of nematodes Hox-Genes (2007).

  • Tahmineh Sarpolaki   (11/2010 - 08/2011):
    3D-reconstraction of cuticullar sensilla and internal receptors of the nematode Pristionchus pacificus (2011).

Senior Scientists

  • Dr. Werner Mayer   (01/2004 - † 01/2012)

Technicians

  • Isabel Kipping   (08/1995 - 07/2002)
  • Iris Dinkelacker   (01/2000 - 12/2008) 
  • Mirja Erwig   (09/2005 - 11/2006)

 

 

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