Volker Haucke

Volker Haucke studied biochemistry and molecular biology in Berlin and Basel, Switzerland, where he obtained a Ph.D. in biochemistry for his work on the biogenesis of mitochondria in Gottfried (Jeff) Schatz’ lab. He then joined the group of Pietro De Camilli at Yale University School of Medicine for his postdoctoral studies, working on the interplay of proteins and phosphoinositide lipids in synaptic vesicle recycling. He has held faculty positions at the University of Goettingen and the Freie Universität Berlin before assuming his current post as Director at the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology in Berlin. The focus of research in the Haucke laboratory is the dissection of the molecular mechanisms of endocytosis and endolysosomal membrane dynamics and its role in cell signaling and neurotransmission with a particular interest in phosphoinositide metabolizing enzymes.