12th International Phycological Congress - IPC2021
Martin Jonikas, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, United States
Plenary Lecture: “Structure, biogenesis, and engineering of the Eukaryotic CO2-concentrating organelle, the pyrenoid”
Martin Jonikas’ laboratory aims to transform our understanding of photosynthetic organisms by developing and applying cutting-edge tools. Martin studied aerospace engineering as an undergraduate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He completed his Ph.D. in 2009 from the University of California, San Francisco working with Jonathan Weissman, Maya Schuldiner and Peter Walter on high-throughput genetics and protein folding in the endoplasmic reticulum. Martin then started his laboratory at the Carnegie Institution for Science on Stanford campus. After seven years at Carnegie, he moved his laboratory to Princeton. He is the recipient of a 2010 Air Force Young Investigator Award, a 2015 NIH New Innovator Award, and a 2016 Howard Hughes Medical Institute-Simons Foundation Faculty Scholar Award.