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Meet the Ulrich lab

Kathrin Ulrich
Principal Investigator

Kathrin received her PhD in 2017 at Heidelberg University where she worked on oxidative protein modifications in African trypanosomes. In Oct 2017, she joined the lab of Ursula Jakob at the University of Michigan as a postdoc to study redox-regulated chaperones and their roles in cell stress responses. Since Oct 2022, she is Juniorprofessor for Cellular Biochemistry at the Institute of Biochemistry at the University of Cologne working on redox regulation of chaperones and proteostasis.

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PhD students

Lara Knaup

Lara completed her MS at the Institute of Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Greifswald in Apr 2023 and has started her PhD in Jun2023. She is investigating the cellular redox regualtion of the stress-sensing chaperone Get3 and focuses on the interactome to unravel client binding and the interaction with the cellular proteostasis network.


Bachelor and Master students

Risai Dubrall

Risai joined the Ulrich lab in Nov 2022, initially working on the investigation of the regulation of Get3's chaperone function in yeast. She completed her BS degree at the Interfaculty Institute of Biochemistry, University of Tübingen in Jan 2022. Now, she is working in the Ulrich lab as a student research assistant while participating in the MS Biochemistry program at the University of Cologne.

Katharina Utschakowski

Katharina is currently working on her Bachelor thesis in the Ulrich lab. Her work focuses on the structural and functional characterisation of a mitochondrial protein that shows strong structural similarities to the stress-sensing chaperone Get3. As a result, she wants to investigate whether this protein could also function as a chaperone under ATP-depleting conditions.