Class 2012

Dr. Christina Becker (Germany)
Current position: Laboratory Manager, lab Prof. Thomas Langer, CECAD Research Center, Cologne, Germany
PhD thesis/supervisor: "CLPP - knockout - implications on whole body metabolism and growth" (Prof. Aleksandra Trifunovic)

Dr. Ursel Collienne (Germany)
Current position: Biological Material Movement Coordinator (BMMC) EMEA, Bayer AG, Crop Science Division, Monheim am Rhein, Germany
PhD thesis/supervisor: "Towards Defining the Mechanism of Pacemaking in Dopaminergic Neurons and its Metabolic Modulation." (Prof. Peter Kloppenburg)

Dr. Juanjiangmeng Du (China) CGA Buddy
Current position: Postdoc, lab Prof. Peter Nürnberg, Cologne Center for Genomics, Cologne
PhD thesis/supervisor: "Molecular Genetics and Genomics of Aging-related Diseases" (Prof. Peter Nürnberg)

Dr. Marianna Gorsky (Germany)
Current position: Senior Consultant, Monitor Deloitte Strategy, Dusseldorf, Germany
PhD thesis/supervisor: "Drosophila models of Alzheimer's disease - Effect of lysine acetylation on human Tau toxicity" (Prof. Linda Partridge)

Dr. Dominic Seiferling (Germany)
Current position: Project Manager, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
PhD thesis/supervisor: "Mammalian ClpP regulates OXPHOS levels but is not required for the mitochondrial unfolded protein response in vivo" (Aleksandra Trifunovic)

Dr. Joanna Stepek (Poland)
Current Position:
Safety Data Management Specialist, Pfizer, Warsaw, Poland
PhD thesis/supervisor: "The role of Sirtuin 4 in innate immunity" (Nirmal Robinson)

Dr. Varnesh Tiku (India)
Current Position:
Postdoc, Genentech, San Francisco, USA
PhD thesis/supervisor: "Role of Zinc-Finger Protein; NCL-1 in mediating Dietary Restriction induced Longevity in C. elegans" (Prof. Adam Antebi)