Max Planck Research Group Pernas

Lena Pernas

Max Planck Research Group Leader

Scientific Career


Max Planck Research Group Leader
Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany

2014-2018 Life Science Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Luca Scorrano
Department of Biology, University of Padua, Italy
2008-2013 NSF/GRFP Graduate Fellow with Dr. John Boothroyd
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University, USA
2006-2008 MARC Undergraduate Fellow with Dr. Kent Hill
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, UCLA, USA


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

Selected Awards

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