Staff at EMBL

Dr. Alexander Aulehla

Group Leader

EMBL Heidelberg, Meyerhofstra├če 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany

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MD 2002, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg.
Research at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA and the MPI, Freiburg.
PhD 2008, Paris VI University.
Postdoctoral research at the Stowers Institute, Kansas City, USA.
Group leader at EMBL since 2009.


Dynamic signal encoding-from cells to organisms. Sonnen, K.F. & Aulehla, A. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2014 Jul 4. pii: S1084-9521(14)00192-X. doi:10.1016/j.semcdb.2014.06.019. Europe PMC

Scaling of embryonic patterning based on phase-gradient encoding. Lauschke, V.M., Tsiairis, C.D., Francois, P. & Aulehla, A. Nature. 2013 Jan 3;493(7430):101-5. doi: 10.1038/nature11804. Epub 2012 Dec 19. Europe PMC

Oscillating signaling pathways during embryonic development. Aulehla, A. & Pourquie, O. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2008 Dec;20(6):632-7. Epub 2008 Oct 23. Europe PMC

A beta-catenin gradient links the clock and wavefront systems in mouse embryo segmentation. Aulehla, A., Wiegraebe, W., Baubet, V., Wahl, M.B., Deng, C., Taketo, M., Lewandoski, M. & Pourquie, O. Nat Cell Biol. 2008 Feb;10(2):186-93. Epub 2007 Dec 23. Europe PMC

On periodicity and directionality of somitogenesis. Aulehla, A. & Pourquie, O. Anat Embryol (Berl). 2006 Dec;211 Suppl 1:3-8. Epub 2006 Sep 21. Europe PMC

WNT signaling, in synergy with T/TBX6, controls Notch signaling by regulating Dll1 expression in the presomitic mesoderm of mouse embryos. Hofmann, M., Schuster-Gossler, K., Watabe-Rudolph, M., Aulehla, A., Herrmann, B.G. & Gossler, A. Genes Dev. 2004 Nov 15;18(22):2712-7. Europe PMC

Segmentation in vertebrates: clock and gradient finally joined. Aulehla, A. & Herrmann, B.G. Genes Dev. 2004 Sep 1;18(17):2060-7. Europe PMC

Wnt3a plays a major role in the segmentation clock controlling somitogenesis. Aulehla, A., Wehrle, C., Brand-Saberi, B., Kemler, R., Gossler, A., Kanzler, B. & Herrmann, B.G. Dev Cell. 2003 Mar;4(3):395-406. Europe PMC

Dynamic expression of lunatic fringe suggests a link between notch signaling and an autonomous cellular oscillator driving somite segmentation. Aulehla, A. & Johnson, R.L. Dev Biol. 1999 Mar 1;207(1):49-61. Europe PMC

lunatic fringe is an essential mediator of somite segmentation and patterning. Evrard, Y.A., Lun, Y., Aulehla, A., Gan, L. & Johnson, R.L. Nature. 1998 Jul 23;394(6691):377-81. Europe PMC

Multiple calvarial defects in lmx1b mutant mice. Chen, H., Ovchinnikov, D., Pressman, C.L., Aulehla, A., Lun, Y. & Johnson, R.L. Dev Genet. 1998;22(4):314-20. Europe PMC