Max Planck Research Group Pernas

Lena Pernas

Max Planck Research Group Leader


Scientific Career

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


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)