PhD, 1996, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
BS, 1992, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
Biological membranes define the boundary of cells and organelles. The Walz lab is interested in understanding mechanisms that underlie membrane-related processes, such as vesicular trafficking, membrane repair, and the regulation of membrane proteins by lipids and membrane characteristics. Our main approach is the use of single-particle cryo-electron microscopy to study the dynamics of the involved macromolecular machineries and membrane proteins in the context of lipid bilayers.