Josephina van Wolfswinkel
Josien van Wolfswinkel received her M.Sc. in Cell Biology from Utrecht University, Netherlands. She worked in the laboratories of Ronald Plasterk, Albert Heck, and Rene Ketting at Utrecht University and the Hubrecht Institute for Developmental Biology to study the molecular mechanism of RNA interference in the nematode C. elegans. After obtaining her PhD, she moved to the US to work as a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Peter Reddien at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research / MIT. Here, she studied the composition and dynamics of the stem cell population in the flatworm Schmidtea mediterranea. In 2016 she started her own lab at the Department of Molecular Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale University. Her lab focuses on the dynamics and the RNA biology of pluripotent stem cells, using the flatworm Schmidtea mediterranea as a model system.