The Laboratory for Centrosome and Cytoskeleton Biology  

Institute of Human Genetics, Universitätsklinikum Jena, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Principal Investigator


Dr. Jay Gopalakrishnan Ph.D.

Surely not the Boss but trying to be the leader


  • From July 2018: Univ.-Professor, Institute for Human Genetics, Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • January 2013 - June 2018: Independent research group leader and HFSP young investigator, Center for molecular medicine (CMMC), University of Cologne, Germany
  • July 2012 - January 2013: Post-doctoral research, Hyman lab, MPI-Dresden, Germany, (Advisor: Prof. Anthony Hyman)
  • March 2006 - June 2012: Post-doctoral research, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, USA. (Advisor: Prof. Tomer Avidor-Reiss. Mentors: Profs. Danesh Moazad, Tim Mitchison, and Tom Rapoport)
  • July 2004 - March 2006: Career break due to health issues, jobless and terrible times
  • April 2001 - June 2004: Ph.D. student, Technical University of Berlin, Germany (Advisor: Prof. Lorenz Adrian)
  • 1999 - 2000: M.S (By Research), Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India
  • 1994 - 1998: Bachelor studies in biochemistry and pharmacology, Madras Medical College (MMC), Chennai, India