Prof. Dr. Katja Nowick
(She, Her, Hers)
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Dr. Nowick performed her doctoral work at the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Dr. Svante Pääbo’s lab on transcriptome evolution in primates and the functional characterization of FOXP2. She joined Dr. Lisa Stubbs’s lab at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for her postdoctoral work in 2006 to study the evolution of zinc finger transcription factors in primates. The lab relocated in 2008 to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2010 Dr. Nowick returned to Germany, to join the department of Dr. Hans Lehrach at the Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin. In 2011, she received an Advanced Postdoc award from the Volkswagen Foundation to start her own independent research group at the University of Leipzig within the group of Dr. Peter Stadler. The focus of her work since then is on how changes in gene regulatory factors, such as transcription factors and non-coding RNAs, and their networks contributed to species evolution. In 2016, she was appointed as professor for Bioinformatics at the University of Hohenheim. In summer 2017, she accepted the offer from Freie Universität to become a professor for Human Biology. Being affiliated with the Institutes for Biology and Bioinformatics, the group continues to employ wet-lab, genomics, transcriptomics, and computational methods to functionally study the molecular basis of primate and brain evolution. She is a founder of the “Programming for Evolutionary Biology” school and an editor for the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution (MBE).