Alexandra I. Magold, PhD


Postdoctoral Researcher

Alexandra received her BS/MS degree in Molecular Medicine from the University of Freiburg in Germany. In 2011, she completed her PhD in Neuroscience at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, working on Alzheimer's Disease (AD). Her PhD research revealed the broad involvement of Wnt pathways in gamma secretase dependent gene expression in mouse models and human brain tissue. Investigating the role of cerebral ciliation Alex collaborated with the Swartz-lab, where she continued her postdoc discovering lymphatic endothelial ciliation. After a stint at the Weizmann Institute working on Cancer Stem Cell Biology and p53 dependent mechanisms, she has rejoined our group which had in the meanwhile relocated to the University of Chicago.

Open student projects

Current Research

Ciliation mouse models of the lymphatic endothelium.

Targeting ciliation and cilia specific signaling pathways in combating chronic inflammation, atherosclerosis and cancer.