Christian Schlieker PhD

Assistant Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development | Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology

Office of Student ResearchMolecular VirologyMolecular Biophysics and Biochemistry: Protein Folding and Dynamics; Structural Biology; Schlieker LabMolecular Virology

Research Interests

DYT1 Dystonia, Membrane dynamics; Torsin ATPases; Alternative nuclear transport (nuclear egress); Protein quality control; viral pathogenesis more...


  • Ph.D., University of Heidelberg, 2004

Selected Publications

  • Brown R, Zhao C, Chase A, Wang J, Schlieker C. The mechanism of Torsin ATPase activation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Nov 11;111(45):E4822-31. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1415271111
  • Rose AE, Zhao C, Turner EM, Steyer AM, Schlieker C. Arresting a Torsin ATPase reshapes the endoplasmic reticulum. J Biol Chem. 2014 Jan 3;289(1):552-64. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M113.515791. Epub 2013 Nov 25.
  • Chenguang Zhao, Rebecca S. H. Brown, Anna R. Chase, Markus R. Eisele, and Christian Schlieker. Regulation of Torsin ATPases by LAP1 and LULL1 PNAS 2013. doi:10.1073/pnas.1300676110



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