Christian Zierhut, PhD
Head of Laboratory
Christian then did postdoctoral work with Hironori Funabiki at Rockefeller University. Here, he showed that chromatin is essential for the assembly of the nuclear envelope and the mitotic spindle. Subsequently, he showed that chromatin acts as a mark of self-DNA, preventing activation of self-sensing by cGAS.
Christian joined the Cancer Biology Division of the ICR as a RadNet Fellow in 2020.
Laboratory of Genome Stability and Innate Immunity