Verena Göbel (Bier), MD
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Pediatrician, Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Pediatrics
Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
114 16th Street 114-3503
Charlestown, MA. 02129
- MA, Literature/Philosophy/Art History, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
- MD, Medicine, Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
- Dissertation/Dr, Medicine, Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
Position and Honors
- Intern and Resident in Pediatrics, Clinical and Research Fellow in Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, Immunology, Children’s Hospitals and German Cancer Research Center, Universities Düsseldorf and Heidelberg, Germany (H Jürgens, W Brandeis, KM Debatin and P Krammer)
- Research Fellow in Molecular Biology, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD (TA Waldmann and IR Kirsch)
- Research Fellow in Molecular Genetics, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center (S Friend)
Licensure and Certification
- Medical Examination in Basic and Clinical Sciences, ECFMG, Germany
- Board Certification Pediatrics, Germany
- US Federation Licensing Examination, Massachusetts License Registration
- Past: Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
- Present: Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
- Past: Assistant in Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
- Past: Assistant Pediatrician, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
- Past: Associate Pediatrician, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
- Present: Pediatrician, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
- Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science
- Member, Children’s Oncology Group
- Member, Genetics Society of America
Awards and Honors
- Fogarty International Foundation Award
- Lauri Strauss Leukemia Foundation Award
- Charles Hood Foundation Award
- American Cancer Society IRG Award
- Clinical Investigator Award, National Cancer Institute
- Howard Temin Award, National Cancer Institute
Selected publications (last 9 years)
- Göbel V, Barrett PL, Hall DH, Fleming JT. Lumen morphogenesis in C. elegans requires the membrane-cytoskeleton linker erm-1. Dev Cell 2004; 6: 865-873.
- Barrett PL, Fleming JT, Göbel V. Targeted gene alteration in Caenorhabditis elegans by gene conversion. Nat Genetics 2004; 36: 1231-1237.
- Zhang H, Abraham N, Khan LA, Hall DH, Fleming JT, Göbel V. Apicobasal domain identities of expanding tubular membranes depend on glycosphingolipid biosynthesis. Nat Cell Bio 2011; 13(10): 1189 – 1201.
- Zhang H, Kim A, Abraham N, Khan LA, Hall DH, Fleming JT, Göbel V. Clathrin and AP-1 regulate apical polarity and lumen formation during C. elegans during tubulogenesis. Development 2012; 139(11): 2071-2083.
- Khan LA, Zhang H, Abraham N, Sun L, Fleming JT, Buechner M, Hall DHH, Göbel V. Intracellular lumen extension requires ERM-1-dependent apical membrane expansion and AQP-8-mediated flux. Nat Cell Bio 2013; 15(2): 143-156.
- Zhang H, Kim A, Abraham N, Khan LA, Göbel V. Vesicular sorting controls the polarity of expanding membranes in the C. Elegans intestine. The Worm 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/worm.23702
Research Support (last 9 years)
- Past: NIH R03 HD44589 (Principal Investigator): Organ lumen morphogenesis in C. elegans
- Past: NIH R01 GM078653 (Principal Investigator): Apical membrane modeling in tubulogenesis
- Current: MGH ISF (Principal Investigator): Apical membrane modeling in tubulogenesis
- Current: Mattina R. Proctor Award (Principal Investigator): Morphogenesis, polarity and growth control in C. elegans
- SAA Award (Principal Investigator): Genetic screens in C. elegans for identifying novel molecular pathways in cancer.