About Tanja Mittag, PhD

After receiving her PhD from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Dr. Tanja Mittag trained as a postdoctoral fellow with Julie Forman-Kay at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto where she revealed how a highly dynamic complex with several interconverting interfaces can encode a cell cycle switch. She joined the Department of Structural Biology at St. Jude in 2010 and has focused her work on elucidating the role of liquid-liquid phase separation for functional compartmentalization in cells. She is the recipient of the prestigious Michael and Kate Bárány Award from the Biophysical Society for her “rigorous and foundational contributions to the field of macromolecular condensates and their biological relevance”. 

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Meet the Team

Wade Borcherds, PhD
  • Wade Borcherds, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Madeleine Borgia, PhD
  • Madeleine Borgia, PhD
  • Scientist
Alessandro Borgia, PhD
  • Alessandro Borgia, PhD
  • Dir. Lab Operations, Collaborative (Mittag and Kriwacki Labs)
Anne Bremer, PhD
  • Anne Bremer, PhD
  • Scientist
Joseph Brett
  • Joseph Brett
  • Student
Matt Cuneo, PhD
  • Matt Cuneo, PhD
  • Senior Scientist
Tapojyoti Das, PhD
  • Tapojyoti Das, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Xinrui Gui, PhD
  • Xinrui Gui, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Omer Gullulu, PhD
  • Omer Gullulu, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Melissa Marzahn, PhD
  • Melissa Marzahn, PhD
  • Sr. Scientist
 Ambuja Navalkar PhD
  • Ambuja Navalkar PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Fatima Zaidi, PhD
  • Fatima Zaidi, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate