Group Leader Nina Cabezas-Wallscheid
Dr. Nina Cabezas-Wallscheid studied biotechnology (M.Sc.) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) and the University of Parma (Italy). She earned her Ph.D. on the study of AML1-ETO a subtype of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Nina Cabezas-Wallscheid showed the evolution of transcriptional landscapes and the establishment of cancer stem cell hierarchies based on a novel mouse model at the Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (Germany) under the supervision of Dr. Ernesto Bockamp.
During her Ph.D., she also visited as a guest scientist the laboratory of Prof. David Scadden at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute in Boston (USA). Nina Cabezas-Wallscheid performed her postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Stem Cells and Cancer under the mentorship of Prof. Andreas Trumpp at the DKFZ in Heidelberg (Germany). There, she focused her research on the identification of regulatory networks in the adult HSC and multipotent compartment and the investigation of mechanisms involved in maintaining HSC dormancy.
In 2017, Nina Cabezas-Wallscheid was appointed as a Group Leader at the MPI-IE in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology headed by Prof. Rudolf Grosschedl. In September 2017, the European Research Council (ERC) decided to support Nina Cabezas-Wallscheid research with one of the prestigious ERC Starting Grants.
Qualifications and history
- 1982 born in Roses, Spain. Undergraduate Studies in Biotechnology at Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain; Erasmus stage at University of Parma, Italy
- 2006-2010 PhD studies at the Laboratory of Molecular Mouse Genetics, Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany; Guest scientist at Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Boston, USA
- 2011-2017 Postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Stem Cells and Cancer, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
- Since May 2017 Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, Germany