Jens Lüders – Group Leader

Jens obtained his PhD in Biology from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and did his postdoctoral work with Tim Stearns at Stanford University, USA. During this time he investigated how cells spatially control the formation of new microtubules and identified NEDD1/GCP-WD as the long-sought-after targeting factor for the microtubule nucleator γTuRC. He showed that NEDD1/GCP-WD, through its targeting function, is required for microtubule nucleation at the centrosome and within the mitotic spindle. Since 2008 Jens is heading the Microtubule Organization Group at the IRB Barcelona in Spain.

Marcos Fariña – PhD student


Delia Ferrando – PhD student


Cristina Lacasa – Research Assistant



Julia Mestres – PhD Student


Sanusha Madathil – PhD student

Chithran Vineethakumari – PhD student


Alexia Tasca – Postdoc

Donna Schweizer – Visiting Student



Former lab members

Marta Lovera (Master student 2017; PhD student 2018-2023; Postdoc 2023)

Fabian Zimmermann (PhD student 2017-2021; Postdoc 2022-2023)

Nina Schweizer (Postdoc)

Aamir Ali (Postdoc)

Ilaria Dutto (Postdoc)

Joel Paz (PhD student)

Ricardo Viais (PhD student)

Albert Tell y Puig (Master student)

Artur Ezquerra (PhD student)

Carlos Sánchez Huertas (Postdoc)

Marko Marjanovic (Postdoc)

Francisco Freixo (PhD student)

Rosa María Ramírez Cota (PhD student)

Roberta Kiffin (Postdoc)

Sabine Klischies (PhD student)

Nicolas Lecland (PhD student)

Adrian Baumann (Master student)

Florian Baier (Master student)

Neus Teixidó-Travesa (Postdoc)

Marco Archinti (Postdoc)


Andrea Musacchio Lab, MPI of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany

Melina Schuh Lab, MPI for Multidisciplinary Sciences, Göttingen, Germany

Todd Stukenberg Lab, University of Virginia, USA

Webpage Designer, Italy

Science Teacher, Learnlife, Barcelona

Project Manager and Researcher, Ana Sebastião Lab, iMM, Lisbon, Portugal

PhD Student, Dominique Soldati-Favre Lab, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Project Manager, FRCB-IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain

Researcher, Instituto de Neurociencias (CSIC-UMH), Alicante, Spain

Senior Clinical Research Associate, PPD, Zagreb, Croatia

Global Project Lead, Life Sciences Consultant, Fenix, Barcelona, Spain.

Researcher, Centro de Investigación del Cáncer, Salamanca, Spain

Researcher, Anne Martner Lab, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Senior Editor for Forecast Drugs at Clarivate, Barcelona, Spain

Scientific Project Manager, NAOS, Aix-en-Provence, France

Product Specialist, PHC Biomed, Barcelona, Spain

Postdoc Yolanda Switzerland

Science Research Analyst Thomson Reuters, Barcelona, Spain

R&D Project Manager, ZIP Solutions, Barcelona, Spain