M.Sc. Paul Rikeit

Paul studied Biomedicine at the Julius-Maximilians University and recieved the degree Master of Science with excellence in 2012. In December 2012, he joined the Knaus Group for his PhD studies on the crosstalk between BMP and Hippo signalling.

Paul is a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies (BSRT, DFG Graduate School 203) and holds an scholarship since 2007.

Paul Rikeit


PhD Candidate

Field of Activity

Signal Transduction

Telephone +49-30-838-51776
Email paul.rikeit (at)
  • Puts R, Rikeit P, Ruschke K, Kadow-Romacker A, Hwang S, Jenderka KV, Knaus P, Raum K. Activation of Mechanosensitive Transcription Factors in Murine C2C12 Mesenchymal Precursors by Focused Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound (FLIPUS). IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control. 2016 Jul 7.
  • Kopf J, Ulasevich S, Baidukova O, Zhukova Y, Dunlop JWC, Fratzl P, Rikeit P, Knaus P, Poznyak SK, Andreeva DV, Skorb EV. Ultrasonically Produced Porous Sponge Layer on Titanium to Guide Cell Behavior. Adv. Eng. Mater. 2016 Apr. 18: 476–483. doi: 10.1002/adem.201500456
  • Fischer M, Rikeit P, Knaus P, Coirault C. YAP-mediated mechanotransduction in Skeletal Muscle. Front Physiol. 2016 Feb 16;7:41. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2016.00041. eCollection 2016.
  • Hiepen C, Yadin D, Rikeit P, Dörpholz G, Knaus P. Actions from head to toe: An update on Bone/Body Morphogenetic Proteins in health and disease. Cytokine Growth Factor Rev. 2016 Feb;27:1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.cytogfr.2015.12.006