Prof. Dr.
Andrea Musacchio

Director, department of

Mechanistic Cell Biology >

Phone:+49 (231) 133-2100


Antje Peukert
Phone:+49 (231) 133-2101

Andrea Musacchio was born on July 11, 1964 in Rome. He studied biology at the Tor Vergata University in Rome (1985-1990). From 1991 to 1995 he earned his doctorate under the supervision of Matti Saraste at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)/University of Heidelberg. 

From 1995-1998 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Medical School in the research group of Stephen C. Harrison before returning to Italy in 1999 to become a group leader in the Department of Experimental Oncology of the European Institute of Oncology in in Milan. There he was appointed professor in 2006. 

Since January 2011 he has been the director of the Department of Mechanistic Cell Biology at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology. 

Until January 2017 Andrea Musacchio has been managing director. He is also speaker of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS).

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