Franziska Bleichert

Assistant Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Franziska Bleichert joins Yale University’s Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry as an Assistant Professor in January 2020. Her research focuses on understanding the operating principles of macromolecular machines involved in chromosome replication and genome maintenance using a combination of structural biology, biochemical, and biophysical approaches. As a postdoctoral fellow, she solved the first high-resolution structure of a eukaryotic initiator complex, a key component in the assembly pathway of the DNA replication machinery. Professor Bleichert obtained her Ph.D. from Yale in 2010, after which she performed her postdoctoral work at UC Berkeley as a Miller Fellow, and then at Johns Hopkins Medical School. Since 2017, she has been an independent research group leader at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research in Basel, Switzerland.