UT Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Cell Biology
Associate Professor (2011-present)

UT Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Cell Biology
Assistant Professor (2003-2011)

Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Postdoctoral Fellow (2000-2003)

Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, London, United Kingdom
Postdoctoral Fellow (1997-1999)

Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry Göttingen, Germany
Graduate Student, PhD (1993-1996)

University of Stuttgart, Germany
Diploma in Biology (1993)


Graduate School
"max-Planck-Institute for Biophyscial Chem.,german (1996)

Research Interest

  • Biogenesis of the Golgi apparatus
  • Cell migration
  • Membrane traffic
  • Mitosis


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Golgi biogenesis
Wang Y and Seemann J Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology 2011
Nakiterpiosin targets tubulin and triggers mitotic catastrophe in human cancer cells
Wei JH, Seemann J Molecular Cancer Therapeutics 2010 9 3375-3385
The mitotic spindle mediates inheritance of the Golgi ribbon structure
Wei JH, Seemann J The Journal of Cell Biology 2009 184 391-397
Induction of asymmetrical cell division to analyze spindle-dependent organelle partitioning using correlative microscopy techniques
Wei JH, Seemann J Nature Prot 2009 4 1653-1662
Spatial separation of Golgi and ER during mitosis protects SREBP from unregulated activation
Bartz R, Sun LP, Bisel B, Wei JH, Seemann J EMBO J 2008 27 948-955
ERK regulates Golgi and centrosome orientation towards the leading edge through GRASP65
Bisel B, Wang Y, Wei JH, Xiang Y, Tang D, Miron-Mendoza M, Yoshimura S, Nakamura N, Seemann J The Journal of Cell Biology 2008 182 837-843
Nucleoporin levels regulate cell cycle progression and phase-specific gene expression
Chakraborty P, Wang Y, Wei JH, van Deursen J, Yu H, Malureanu L, Dasso M, Forbes DJ, Levy DE, Seemann* J, Fontoura* BMA Developmental Cell 2008 15 657-667
Golgi cisternal unstacking stimulates COPI vesicle budding and protein transport
Wang Y, Wei JH, Bisel B, Seemann J PLoS ONE 2008 3 e1647
A direct role for GRASP65 as a mitotically regulated Golgi stacking factor
Wang* Y, Seemann* J, Pypaert M, Shorter J, Warren G EMBO J. 2003 22 3279
Partitioning of the matrix fraction of the Golgi apparatus during mitosis in animal cells
Seemann J, Pypaert M, Taguchi T, Malsam J, Warren G Science 2002 295 848

Honors & Awards

  • Virginia Murchison Lithicum Scholar in Medical Research
    UT Southwestern Endowed Scholar (2003)
  • Imperial Cancer Research Fund
    Postdoctoral Fellowship (1999)
  • German Research Foundation
    Postdoctoral Fellowship (1997)
  • Max Planck Society
    Graduate Fellowship (1994)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society for Cell Biology