Lena Pernas, PhD (she/her)

Max-Planck-Forschungsgruppenleiterin

Lebenslauf

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

2019 - heute    |    Max Planck Forschungsgruppenleiterin
Max-Planck-Institut für Biologie des Alterns, Köln, Deutschland
2014 - 2018    |    Life Science Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow 
mit Dr. Luca Scorrano, Department of Biology, University of Padua, Italien
2008 - 2013    |    NSF/GRFP Graduate Fellow
mit Dr. John Boothroyd, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University, USA
2006 - 2008    |    MARC Undergraduate Fellow
mit Dr. Kent Hill, Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, UCLA, USA


Ausbildung

2008 - 2013    |    Stanford University School of Medicine, Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
2004 - 2008    |    University of California Los Angeles, B.S. 
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, magna cum laude with Honor’s Thesis 


Ausgewählte Auszeichnungen

2017                |   Science News: Top 10 Scientists to Watch
2015 - 2018    |   Life Sciences Research Foundation Fellowship
2014 - 2015    |   EMBO LT Fellowship
2014                |   DTI-IMPORT Fellowship
2008 - 2013    |   Gabilan Fellow, Stanford Graduate Fellowship
2008 - 2013    |   National Science Foundation Fellowship
2006 - 2008    |   Maximizing Access to Research Careers Fellowship (NIH)


Drittmittel-Projekte

2020 - 2025    |    European Research Council (ERC) - ERC Starting Grant
2020 - 2024    |    German Research Foundation (DFG) - Research Training Grant RTG2550 "Dynamic Regulation of Cellular Protein Localization" Member
2019 - 2022    |    Chinese Research Council (CRC) - Graduate Fellowship
2016 - 2020    |    German Research Council - Collaborative Research Center 1218: Mitochondrial Regulation of Cellular Function
2015 - 2018    |    Life Science Research Foundation (LSRF)- Simons Postdoctoral Fellow
2014                |    European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) - Longterm Postdoctoral Fellowship


Ausgewählte Publikationen

Mitochondria shed their outer membrane in response to infection-induced stress
Li, X., Straub, J., Medeiros, T. C., Mehra, C., den Brave, F., Peker, E., Atanassov, I., Stillger, K., Michaelis, J. B., Burbridge, E., Adrain, C., Munch, C., Riemer, J., Becker, T., Pernas, L. F.
(2022) Science, 375, 6577, eabi4343

Cellular metabolism in the defense against microbes
Pernas, L.
(2021) J Cell Sci, 134, 5

Mitochondria Restrict Growth of the Intracellular Parasite Toxoplasma gondii by Limiting Its Uptake of Fatty Acids
Pernas, L., Bean, C., Boothroyd, J. C., Scorrano, L.
(2018) Cell Metab, 27, 4, 886-897 e4

Mito-Morphosis: Mitochondrial Fusion, Fission, and Cristae Remodeling as Key Mediators of Cellular Function
Pernas, L., Scorrano, L.
(2016) Annu Rev Physiol, 78, 505-31

Toxoplasma effector MAF1 mediates recruitment of host mitochondria and impacts the host response
Pernas, L., Adomako-Ankomah, Y., Shastri, A. J., Ewald, S. E., Treeck, M., Boyle, J. P., Boothroyd, J. C.
(2014) PLoS Biol, 12, 4, e1001845

Association of host mitochondria with the parasitophorous vacuole during Toxoplasma infection is not dependent on rhoptry proteins ROP2/8
Pernas, L., Boothroyd, J. C.
(2010) Int J Parasitol, 40, 12, 1367-71


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