• Prof. Dr. Daniela Krause

    Tel.: +49 69 63395-500
    Krause@gsh.uni-frankfurt.de

     

     
     

    Jennifer Butenschön

  • Jennifer studied biology at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Her master thesis was about axonal regeneration in a contusion mouse model of spinal cord injury at the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University. She joined the Krause lab in 2016 and is responsible for the lab management.

    Technician

    Tel.: +49 69 63395-501 (office)
    Tel.: +49 69 63395-510 (lab)
    Butenschoen@gsh.uni-frankfurt.de

     

     

    Joscha Ender

  • Joscha started studying medicine at the Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt in 2014 and is currently working on his medical thesis. 
    In the Krause Lab he is studying paediatric leukaemias and their interaction with the bone marrow microenvironment, a field of research closely related to paediatric oncology where he plans to work in the future.

    PhD Student

    Tel.: +49 69 63395-502 (office)
    Tel.: +49 69 63395-510 (lab)
    Ender@gsh.uni-frankfurt.de

     

     

    Sonika Godavarthy

  • Sonika completed her bachelor studies in Biotechnology from the University of Pune, India. She pursued her masters degree in molecular life sciences at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany in 2012. Her masters thesis was entitled “Role of tumor suppressor Nf2(Neurofibromatosis -Merlin) in regulating spermatogonial stem cell niche” under the supervision of Dr. Helen Morrison at the Leibniz institute for Age Research, Jena. She joined the Krause Lab in 2016 and currently is a PhD student. Her work is focused on studying the bone marrow microenvironment in human leukemia cells harbouring specific gene mutations by using in vivo microscopy and various mouse models.

    PhD Student

    Tel.: +49 69 63395-501 (office)
    Tel.: +49 69 63395-510 (lab)
    Godavarthy@gsh.uni-frankfurt.de

     

     

    Van Thanh Hoang

  • Van studied biology in Heidelberg and did her PhD under the supervision of Professor Anthony D. Ho in the university hospital of Heidelberg. She worked with stem cells in patients with acute myeloid leukemia and was able to identify and characterize healthy hematopoietic and leukemia stem cells based on their different ALDH activity. After finishing her PhD, she continued working as a postdoc in the same lab and focused on the CD44 mediated rolling of the stem cells in order to study their interaction with the niche. Van joined the Krause and Zörnig group since August 2016 and is currently working on functions of FUBP1 in leukemia.

    Postdoc

    Tel.: +49 69 63395-110 (office)
    Tel.: +49 69 63395-121 (lab)
    thoang@gsh.uni-frankfurt.de

     

     

    Christina Karantanou

  • Christina completed her bachelor studies in Biology at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, and was trained in the Laboratory of Biology, University of Athens, Medical School where she focused on the molecular basis of colorectal cancer. She completed her Masters in Cancer Sciences at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, where her thesis was on Pancreatic Cancer in a collaboration between the Hematology and Pancreatic Cancer teams of the Institute of Cancer Sciences.  In the Krause Lab her work focuses on novel mechanisms of alteration of the bone marrow microenvironment in leukemia.

    PhD Student

    Tel.: +49 69 63395-502 (office)
    Tel.: +49 69 63395-510 (lab)
    Karantanou@gsh.uni-frankfurt.de

     

     

    Rahul Kumar

  • Rahul completed his masters (Biotechnology) from IIT Roorkee, India, and in his masters project studied the inhibition of reactive oxygen species in cancer cells. He did his Ph.D. at the University of Heidelberg under the supervision of Dr. L. Kaufmann (Prof. H. Steinbeisser (late)). During his Ph.D. he studied the involvement of protocadherins (cell adhesion protein) and downstream kinase in Wnt signaling regulation using Xenopus Laevis as model system. Rahul joined the Krause group in Oct. 2016. Currently he is trying to decipher the microanatomy of leukemia and its contribution to disease progression. 

    PostDoc

    Tel.: +49 69 63395-501 (office)
    Tel.: +49 69 63395-510 (lab)
    Kumar@gsh.uni-frankfurt.de

     

     

    Leoni Menzel

  • Leoni is currently working on her medical thesis. She started studying medicine at the Goethe University in Frankfurt in 2013.
    In the Krause Lab she is studying the connection between the innate immune system and the bone marrow microenvironment in leukaemia.

    Stud Med

    Tel.: +49 69 63395-501 (office)
    Tel.: +49 69 63395-510 (lab)
    Menzel@gsh.uni-frankfurt.de

     

     

    Dr. Valentina Minciacchi

  • Valentina completed her master studies in Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at the University of Florence in Italy. Her project was focused on the reciprocal metabolic reprogramming between tumor cells and fibroblasts. She did her PhD at the Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles. During her PhD program she focused on prostate cancer. Valentina joined the Krause group as a postdoc in Jan 2017 and is currently investigating how the bone marrow microenvironment differentially affects the development of specific leukaemias. 

    PostDoc

    Tel.: +49 69 63395-502 (office)
    Tel.: +49 69 63395-510 (lab)
    Minciacchi@gsh.uni-frankfurt.de

     

     

    Raquel Pereira

  • Raquel completed her Bachelor degree in Biotechnology and Master degree in Molecular Genetics from the University of Minho, Portugal. She conducted her Master’s thesis studying novel proteins involved with aneuploidy under the supervision of Dr. Floris Foijer at the European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing, Groningen, Netherlands. She is joining the Krause lab as a Ph.D. student and her research project will focus on understanding the interactions between the bone marrow microenvironment and leukaemia.

    PhD Student

    Tel.: +49 69 63395-502 (office)
    Tel.: +49 69 63395-510 (lab)
    Pereira@gsh.uni-frankfurt.de

     

     

    Nina Rüssel

  • Nina studied biology at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. In her master thesis she worked on the influence of Wnt1 on the growth of bronchial carcinomas at the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University. Nina joined the Krause lab in January 2017 as a research technician. 

    Technician

    Tel.: +49 69 63395-502 (office)
    Tel.: +49 69 63395-510 (lab)
    Ruessel@gsh.uni-frankfurt.de

     

     

    Divij Verma

  • Divij Verma performed his studies for his bachelor's degree in biotechnology in India. After completing his bachelor’s, he moved to Germany for his master's studies in molecular medicine at the Friedrich Schiller Universiy of Jena. There he worked on his master’s project entitled "Block of BATF, a differentiation checkpoint in hematopoietic stem cells, causes lymphoma" under the supervision of Prof. Dr. KL Rudolph, Leibniz Institute for Age Research. He is currently a PhD student in the Krause Laboratory where he is working on the elucidation of the role of the bone marrow microenvioronment for the development of various leukaemias using different models.

    PhD Student

    Tel.: +49 69 63395-501 (office)
    Tel.: +49 69 63395-510 (lab)
    Verma@gsh.uni-frankfurt.de

     

     

    Costanza Zanetti

  • Costanza received her bachelor degree in Biology from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy. She completed her masters degree in Translational Oncology in England in 2016. There she investigated a new combinational therapy in oesophageal adenocarcinoma cell lines. She joined the Krause Lab as a PhD student in February 2017, working on the role of bone marrow microenvironment in leukaemia.

    PhD Student

    Tel.: +49 69 63395-502 (office)
    Tel.: +49 69 63395-510 (lab)
    Zanetti@gsh.uni-frankfurt.de