Dr. Lina Herhaus
After high school Lina obtained her first lab work experience in Mexico at the Research center ECOSUR. She then decided to study Applied Biology at the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (Germany) and Molecular Biology at the University of Dundee (UK) where she obtained a double degree with Honors. Lina performed her PhD studies at the MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit in Dundee under the supervision of Gopal Sapkota. Her dissertation focused on how deubiquitylating enzymes regulate the TGF-beta and BMP signaling pathways. Following her PhD studies, Lina received an EMBO fellowship for her postdoctoral research in the lab of Ivan Dikic to work on linear ubiquitylation and autophagy. After the postdoctoral work, she joined the Frankfurt Cancer Institute as a staff scientist of the cellular and biochemical analysis platform. Lina is now a team leader of the Immue Signaling program, which aims to decipher TBK1-mediated signaling in different pathologies.