Lea Schuh
PhD candidate

Building/Room: 58a/011

Curriculum Vitae

After graduating from the Oslo International School, Oslo, Norway, Lea Schuh studied mathematics in her bachelor's and master's at the Technical University of Munich (October 2013 - November 2018). For her master's thesis, she joined the lab of Arjun Raj, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, for six months (April 2018 - October 2018). There she developed a mathematical model to investigate rare, correlated high-gene expression states as observed in pre-resistant melanoma cells. In December 2018, she then started her PhD at the Institute of Computational Biology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, in the group of Dr. Carsten Marr, Quantitative Single Cell Dynamics. During her PhD, she will be working on computationally modeling the dynamics of Gal1 repression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.


Schuh, L., Saint-Antoine, M., Sanford, E., Emert, B. L., Vargas-Garcia, C. A., Singh, A., Marr, C., Raj, A., Goyal, Y. Gene networks with transcriptional bursting recapitulate rare transient coordinated expression states in cancer. 2020. Cell Systems.

Schuh, L., Loos, C., Pokrovsky, D., Imhof, A., Rupp, R. A. W., Marr, C., Computational modeling reveals cell-cycle dependent kinetics of H4K20 methylation states during Xenopus embryogenesis. 2020. Submitted.

Alabert, C., Loos, C., Voelker-Albert, M., Graziano, S., Forne I., Reveron-Gomez, N., Schuh, L., Hasenauer, J., Marr, C., Imhof A., Groth, A. Domain model explains propagation dynamics and stability of K27 and K36 methylation landscapes. 2020. Cell Reports. 


2020: Award of Gerstetten's industry

2020: Global Challenges for Women in Math Science Entrepreneurial Award 2020

2019: Global Challenges for Women in Math Science Entrepreneurial Award 2019

April 2018 - October 2018: DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) PROMOS fellowship