Cell scientist to watch – Sabine Petry

Sabine Petry, LMB 2003-2007, PhD Student, Structural Studies

Originally from Germany, Sabine received her Diploma (MSc) from Goethe University and undertook her Master’s thesis at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics. She then moved to the UK to pursue a PhD under the supervision of Venki Ramakrishnan at the MRC LMB. In 2008, Sabine started her postdoctoral work in the laboratory of Ron Vale at the University of California, San Francisco as an EMBO fellow and then an HHMI postdoctoral fellow of the Life Science Research Foundation. She started her own lab at Princeton University in 2013. Sabine’s research combines structural, biophysical, biochemical and cell biology methods to study the mechanism by which microtubules build cellular structures, allowing cells to attain a particular shape and function. More…