Matthias Truttmann

Matthias Truttmann, PhD

Assistant Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
Implicit Bias Training, Intercultural Training
Research Interests:
The Truttmann laboratory studies molecular chaperone functions in the context of proteostasis, aging and aging-associated diseases

The Truttmann laboratory studies molecular chaperone functions in the context of proteostasis, aging and aging-associated diseases (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Ataxias, etc.). We are particularly interested in the regulation and functions of heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) family proteins (e.g. HSC70, Grp78/BiP, etc.). We employ numerous genetic, biochemical as well as behavioral approaches in conjunction with several model systems (tissue culture, Caenorhabditis elegans, mice, primary human tissue) to address our research questions in a holistic fashion.