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Adrián E. Granada, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator


I am a physicist-turned-biologist. I completed my B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics at University of Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2005. In 2011, I obtained my Ph.D. in Biophysics at the Institute for Theoretical Biology from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin working in the Laboratory of Hanspeter Herzel. From 2012 to 2016, I joined the Department of Systems Biology from Harvard Medical School to work in the Laboratory of Galit Lahav. From 2016-2019 I was an independent research fellow at the IRI Life Sciences from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, hosted by the Laboratory of Nils Blüthgen  and Simone Reber. From Spring 2020 I will open my lab at the Charite Comprehensive Cancer Center in Berlin, Germany.


I study how cells make decisions in the presence of DNA damage using high-resolution single-cell approaches. I am interested to understand how dynamical cellular states such as the oscillations of the circadian clock translate into phenotypical heterogeneity. My research combines experimental and computational techniques to understand how decisions at a single-cell level lead to their collective behavior.



My research is supported by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, the Joachim Herz Stiftung, and the Excellence Initiative from the German Research Foundation. More information about the grants that support my work can be found here.

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