Hanna Grobe – PhD student

Hanna did her M.Sc in the Institute of Pharmacology at the Philipps University Marburg, Germany, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Robert Grosse. There, she studied the role of the actin regulator FMNL2 in cell-cell contact formation using live cell imaging in combination
with genetic modifications and optogenetic regulation of the Rho-GTPase Rac1 in human breast epithelial cells. Her enthusiasm for microscopic techniques and continued interest in the cytoskeleton led her to join Prof. Zaidel-Bar’s lab as a Ph.D student, to investigate myosin-II organization in non-muscle cells.