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Gaul, Ulrike

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Gaul

BioSysM, Gene Center, LMU Munich


Website: In Memoriam

Work group

Former project A02: Chromatin regulation at promoters and enhancers, a molecular-mechanistic analysis

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Education

  • 1978-85 Study of Biochemistry and Physics, University of Tübingen
  • 1984 MS Biochemistry (Diplom), University of Tübingen
  • 1985 Orals for MS Physics (Diplom), University of Tübingen

Advanced Professional Degrees

  • 1985-87 PhD Student in the Lab of Prof. H. Jäckle, Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen
  • 1988 PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) Biology, University of Tübingen 4) Positions held
  • 1988 Postdoctoral Fellow in the Lab of Prof. H. Jäckle, Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen
  • 1989 Visiting Scholar in the Lab of Prof. G. Odell, University of Washington, Seattle
  • 1989-93 Postdoctoral Fellow in the Lab of Prof. G. Rubin, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1993-2000 Assistant Professor, Head of Laboratory, Rockefeller University, New York
  • 2000-2009 Associate Professor, Head of Laboratory, Rockefeller University, New York
  • 2009 Alexander von Humboldt-Professor, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
  • 2009 Visiting Scientist, Janelia Farm Research Campus, HHMI, Ashburn


  • 1978-85 German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung), Predoctoral Fellowship
  • 1986-87 German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung), PhD Fellowship
  • 1989 Max-Planck Society, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1989-91 Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science, University of California, Berkeley, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1991-93 American Cancer Society, Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1994-96 Sinsheimer Scholars Award
  • 1997-2001 Irma T Hirschl Career Scientist Award
  • 1997-2000 Klingenstein Fellowship Award in the Neurosciences
  • 1997-2000 McKnight Scholar Award
  • 2000-04 Member of the Community Resources Committee of the Drosophila Board USA
  • 2005-07 Temporary member of the NDPR (Neurodifferentiation, Plasticity, and Regeneration) and GCAT (Genomics, Computational Biology and Technology) study sections, NIH
  • 2007 Finalist, NIH Director’s Pioneer Award
  • 2009 Alexander von Humboldt-Professor, Humboldt-Foundation
  • 2009 Member, Strategy committee, LMU Munich
  • 2009 Member, DFG Excellence Cluster “Center for Integrated Protein Science Munich” (CIPSM)
  • 2009 Member, Center for Advanced Studies (CAS), LMU Munich
  • 2009 Member, International Max-Planck-Research School (IMPRS) “From Biology to Medicine”, Munich
  • 2010 Member, Center for NanoScience Munich (CeNS)
  • 2012 Elected Member, European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
  • 2012 Coordinator, DFG Graduate School “Quantitative Biosciences Munich” (QBM)
  • 2013 Faculty Representative for planning o Research Building BioSysM
  • 2014-15 Director, Department of Biochemistry, LMU Munich

Selected CRC project-related publications

Deligiannaki, M., Casper, A. L., Jung, C., and Gaul, U. (2015). Pasiflora proteins are novel core components of the septate junction.  Development 142, 3046-57.

Schroeder, M., Greer, C., and Gaul, U. (2011). How to make stripes – deciphering the transition from non-periodic to periodic patterns in Drosophila segmentation. Development 138, 3067-78.

Iovino, N., Pane, A., Gaul, U. (2009). miR-184 has multiple roles in Drosophila female germline development. Dev Cell 17, 123-133.

Kurant, E., Axelrod, S., Leaman, D., and Gaul, U. (2008). Six-microns-under acts upstream of Draper in the glial phagocytosis of apoptotic neurons. Cell 133, 498-509.

Segal, E., Raveh-Sadka, T., Schroeder, M., Unnerstall, U., and Gaul, U. (2008). Predicting expression patterns from regulatory sequence in Drosophila segmentation. Nature 451, 535-540