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Trudi Schupbach, PhD
Investigator / 1994–Present

Scientific Discipline

Developmental Biology, Genetics

Host Institution

Princeton University

Current Position

Dr. Schupbach is also a professor of molecular biology at Princeton University and an adjunct professor of biochemistry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Current Research

Establishment of Asymmetries During Drosophila Oogenesis

Trudi Schupbach's laboratory studies the genetic and molecular mechanisms that establish developmental asymmetries in the Drosophila egg, particularly a signaling process involving the Drosophila epidermal growth factor receptor, which plays a central role in anterior-posterior and dorsoventral patterning of the egg and the embryo.

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Egg chambers of Drosophila...

Biography

Dr. Schupbach is also Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University and Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She received her Ph.D. degree…

Dr. Schupbach is also Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University and Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, where she worked with Rolf Nöthiger on the genetics of sex determination in Drosophila. After postdoctoral training in Zurich and at Princeton with Eric Wieschaus, she was a research biologist at Princeton before joining the faculty. Dr. Schupbach was recently elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Education

  • Diploma, biology, University of Zurich
  • PhD, biology, University of Zurich

Awards

  • Edwin F. Conklin Medal, Society for Developmental Biology

Memberships

  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • European Molecular Biology Organization
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow
  • Genetics Society of America
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