Max Planck Institute of Molecular
Cell Biology and Genetics
- Rodenfels -
Jonathan was an undergraduate at University of Bayreuth, Germany, where he worked in the lab of Benedikt Westermann on mitochondrial fusion and fission using yeast as a model system.
In 2008, he moved to Dresden to do his PhD at the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics. He joined the lab of the late Suzanne Eaton studying the role of systemically circulating Hedgehog and steroid hormone signaling during fruit fly development.
As a postdoc, Jonathan crossed the pond and moved New Haven, USA joining the Neugebauer lab at Yale University. He focused his research on establishing approaches to the quantitatively measure the energy exchanged between biological systems and their surroundings, and to investigate the metabolism and energetics costs of early development.
Outside of science, Jonathan plays beer-league hockey and piano and harmonica in the band Lyon Street Fire
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics: PhD
University of Bayreuth: BSc and MSc in Biochemistry
Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
Topic: Energetics of Biological Systems
Yale University, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
New Haven, USA
Postdoctoral Research; Adviser: Prof. Karla Neugebauer
Topic: Energetics of early embryonic development
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
PhD Research; Adviser: Dr. Suzanne Eaton (Remembering Suzanne Eaton – Website)
Topic: Investigation of systemically circulating Hedgehog in Drosophila
University of Bayreuth, Cell biology
Diploma Research; Adviser: Prof. Benedikt Westermann
Topic: The role of prohibitins in biogenesis and function of mitochondria
EMBO Long-Term Fellowship
Award#: ALTF 754-2015
PhD Fellowship of the Dresden international graduate school for Biomedicine & Bioengineering