Humboldt Research Fellowship for Dollie LaJoie

Bridging biochemistry and cell biology

© MPI-CBG / Katrin Boes

Dollie LaJoie, a postdoctoral researcher in the research group of Alexander von Appen at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, received a Humboldt Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Dollie will bridge biochemistry and cell biology to identify novel protein-protein interactions of the cytoskeleton that drive nuclear envelope remodeling. The remodeling of the nuclear envelope, a highly adaptable boundary between compartments, is fundamental to cell growth, division, and differentiation. Understanding those molecular interactions may provide insight into the cause of diseases characterized by altered nuclear shape. Dollie completed her PhD at the University of Utah, USA, and will now research in Dresden for the upcoming two years.

Dollie says: I am honored to have the opportunity to pursue my passion for science at MPI-CBG, Dresden. The institute brings outstanding scientists together in a collaborative environment that will enhance my research unlike anywhere else. It has always been a dream of mine to live abroad and I am excited to experience life in Germany!

Congratulations, Dollie!

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation supports researchers from all over the world through the Humboldt Research Fellowship. It enables postdoctoral researchers to conduct long-term research in Germany for 6 to 24 months.