Jun Prof Mathias Munschauer


Mathias Munschauer started working with RNA and RNA-binding proteins as an undergraduate student in the lab of Thomas Tuschl at Rockefeller University in New York. He completed his thesis research on the RNA-binding protein FMRP under the supervision of Thomas Tuschl. He then joined an international PhD exchange program jointly operated by the Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin (working with Markus Landthaler) and at New York University (working with Christine Vogel). In the Landthaler lab, Mathias Munschauer pioneered technologies to capture the mRNA-bound proteome and display its global protein occupancy pattern on protein coding transcripts for the first time. For his postdoctoral research, he joined the lab of Eric Lander at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where he identified a novel lncRNA-dependent topoisomerase complex and dissected how the lncRNA NORAD contributes to genome stability. He joined the HIRI in July 2019 as head of his independent Helmholtz Young Investigator Group.


Atlas der SARS-CoV-2-RNA-Protein-Interaktionen in infizierten Zellen

Schmidt N, Munschauer M (2021)

BIOspektrum 27 (4): 376-379DOI: 10.1007/s12268-021-1587-3

The Zinc Finger Antiviral Protein ZAP Restricts Human Cytomegalovirus and Selectively Binds and Destabilizes Viral UL4/UL5 Transcripts

Gonzalez-Perez AC, Stempel M, Wyler E, Urban C, Piras A, Hennig T, Ganskih S, Wei Y, Heim A, Landthaler M, …, Erhard F, Brinkmann MM (2021)

mBio 12 (3)DOI: 10.1128/mBio.02683-20


Control of human hemoglobin switching by LIN28B-mediated regulation of BCL11A translation

Basak A, Munschauer M, Lareau CA, Montbleau KE, Ulirsch JC, Hartigan CR, Schenone M, Lian J, Wang Y, Huang Y, …, Lander ES, Sankaran VG (2020)

Nature Genetics 52 (2): 138-145DOI: 10.1038/s41588-019-0568-7

The lncRNA lincNMR regulates nucleotide metabolism via a YBX1 - RRM2 axis in cancer

Gandhi M, Groß M, Holler JM, Coggins SA, Patil N, Leupold JH, Munschauer M, Schenone M, Hartigan CR, Allgayer H, Kim B, Diederichs S (2020)

Nature Communications 11: 3214DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-17007-9

The SARS-CoV-2 RNA-protein interactome in infected human cells

Schmidt N, Lareau CA, Keshishian H, Ganskih S, Schneider C, Hennig T, Melanson R, Werner S, Wei Y, Zimmer M, …, Bodem J, Munschauer M (2020)

Nature Microbiology 6 (3): 339-353DOI: 10.1038/s41564-020-00846-z