Dr. Rodolfo Ciuffa
Rodolfo obtained his MA at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, before moving for internships at the MPI for Developmental Biology and at the EMBL Heidelberg, where he received a PhD in structural and computational biology for the investigation of the structure and function of the autophagic receptor p62.
He moved to the Institute of Molecular Systems Biology at the ETH Zurich in April 2015 to work at the intersection between electron microscopy, cross-linking mass spec and AP-MS.
Ciuffa, R., Lamark, T., Tarafder, A., Guedson, A., Rybina, S., Hagen, W.J.H., Johansen, T., Sachse, C. (2015). The selective autophagy receptor p62 forms a flexible filamentous helical scaffold. Cell reports (in press)
Desfosses, A., Ciuffa, R., Gutsche, I., & Sachse, C. (2014). SPRING – An image processing package for single-particle based helical reconstruction from electron cryomicrographs. Journal of Structural Biology, 185(1), 15–26. doi:10.1016/j.jsb.2013.11.003
Skruzny, M., Brach, T., Ciuffa, R., Rybina, S., Wachsmuth, M., & Kaksonen, M. (2012). Molecular basis for coupling the plasma membrane to the actin cytoskeleton during clathrin-mediated endocytosis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(38), E2533–42. doi:10.1073/pnas.1207011109
Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD fellowship, 2011-2013