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, 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 Inst for Biophysica (1996), Biophysical Chemistry

Research Interest

  • Golgi and organelle biogenesis
  • Membrane traffic
  • Migration of cells
  • Mitosis


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

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
Matrix proteins can generate the higher order architecture of the Golgi apparatus
Seemann J, Jokitalo E, Pypaert M, Warren G Nature 2000 407 1022

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)