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Margulies, Carla

Carla Margulies, PhD

Chromatin, neuronal and behavioral plasticity


LMU Department of Physiological Chemistry

Associated member since 2020


Biomedical Center Munich
Großhaderner Str. 9
82152 Planegg-Martinsried

Room: N.B. 02.014
Phone: (089) 2180 77128

Website: Chromatin, neuronal and behavioral plasticity

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Education

1990 Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, Franklin and Marshall College, USA

1997 Doctorate: Regulation of bacterial chromosomal DNA replication, Michigan State University, USA
Supervisor: Dr. Jon M. Kaguni

Postions held

  • since 2010 Group Leader, Akademische Oberrätin, LMU Munich
  • 2007-2010 Postdoctoral Fellow, EMBL, Dr. Andreas Ladurner
  • 1999-2006 Postdoctoral Fellow, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Drs. Jerry Yin & Tim Tully
  • 1997-1999 Bridging Postdoc, Michigan State University, Dr. David Arnosti


  • 2001 FRAXA (Fragile X Research Agency): Grant and Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1999 National Science Foundation, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biosciences Related to the Environment

Reviewing activities

BioEssay, Traffic, eLife, Current Genomics

CRC project-related publications

The role of mammalian Creb3-like transcription factors in response to nutrients. Khan HA, Margulies CE. Front Genet, 2019, 10:591. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2019.00591. Review.

Designing cell-type-specific genome-wide experiments. Handley A, Schauer T, Ladurner AG, Margulies CE. Mol Cell, 2015, 58(4):621-31. doi. 10.1016/j.molcel.2015.04.024. Review.

Genome-Wide association analyses point to candidate genes for electric shock avoidance in Drosophila melanogaster. Appel M, Scholz CJ, Müller T, Dittrich M, König C, Bockstaller M, Oguz T, Khalili A, Antwi-Adjei E, Schauer T, Margulies CE, Tanimoto H, Yarali A. PLoS ONE, 2015, 10(5);e0126986. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126986.

CAST-ChIP maps cell-type-specific chromatin state in the Drosophila central nervous system. Schauer T, Schwalie PC, Handley A, Margulies* CE, Flicek* P, Ladurner* AG. Cell Rep, 2013, 5(1):271-82. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2013.09.001. *Co-Corresponding Authorship.

Deconstructing memory in Drosophila. Margulies C, Tully T, Dubnau J. Curr Biol, 2005, 15(17): R700-13. Review.