Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center
Tel: +49 (0) 30 2093 98437
- 05.2006 - 06.2011 Ph.D. Student, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
- 03.2000 - 10.2005 B.Sc. and MSc Student, Physics Department, Buenos Aires University
- 2020-present Research group leader at the Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center
- 2016-2019 Independent Research Fellow, IRI for the Life Sciences, Berlin
- 2012-2016 Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School
- 2011-2012 Research Assistant, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
The Granada Lab develops methods that combine long-term live single-cell microscopy with time series analysis, non-linear dynamics and mathematical modeling to track the evolving internal cellular state and the outcome cell responses upon anticancer treatment. Gaining understanding on the internal state and dynamics of cell fate decision of individual tumor cells will help to identify sensitive cellular states and to design optimal schedules for future cancer treatments.
Much of the work in our lab is focused on a subtype of breast cancer known as triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). TNBC affects 15-20% of all breast cancer patients, and is one of the most heterogeneous and aggressive subtypes of breast cancer with high rates of mortality. TNBC have an unmet medical need and effective treatments are urgently required. Currently, we can not predict which treatment will be the most effective for the different TNBC patients. The Granada Lab seeks to develop tools to quantitatively understand the sources of heterogeneity in time and space within TNBC tumors.
We are part of the translational research unit from the Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCCC) in Berlin, Germany.
- 2018 Award at the Biological Oscillators Symposium at EMBL-Poster Awarded prize. Heidelberg, Germany
- 2010 Science Slam Berlin, second place in the Berliner Science Slam, Germany
- 2010 Research award from the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, USA
- 2006 PhD Fellowship award for the Institut Curie, Paris, France. Programme Alßan. (Declined)
- Granada, A. E., Jiménez, A., Stewart-Ornstein, J., Blüthgen, N., Reber, S., Jambhekar, A., & Lahav, G. (2020). The effects of proliferation status and cell cycle phase on the responses of single cells to chemotherapy. Molecular biology of the cell, 31(8), 845–857.
- Bordyugov, G., Abraham, U., Granada, A., Rose, P., Imkeller, K., Kramer, A., & Herzel, H. (2015). Tuning the phase of circadian entrainment. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface, 12(108), 20150282.
- Erzberger, A., Hampp, G., Granada, A. E., Albrecht, U., Herzel, H. (2013). Genetic redundancy strengthens the circadian clock leading to a narrow entrainment range. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 10(84):20130221.
- Granada, A. E., Cambras, T., Diez-Noguera, A., Herze,l H. (2011). Circadian desynchronization. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 1:153-166.
- Granada, A. E. (2011). Transients and bifurcations of the mammalian circadian system: From synchronization to desynchronization mechanisms. Book. Logos-Verlag. ISBN-13: 978-3-8325-2966-6.
- Abraham, U., Granada, A. E., Westermark, P. O., Heine, M., Kramer, A., & Herzel, H. (2010) Coupling governs entrainment range of circadian clocks. Molecular Systems Biology, 6:438.
- Granada, A. E., Herzel, H. (2009) How to achieve fast entrainment? The timescale to synchronization. PLoS One 4: e7057.
- Granada, A. E., Hennig, R. M., Ronacher, B., Kramer, A., Herzel, H. (2009) Phase response curves elucidating the dynamics of coupled oscillators. Methods in Enzymology 454:1–27.
- Granada, A. E., Gabitto, M., García, G., Alliende, J., Méndez, J., Trevisan, M., Mindlin, G. B. (2006). The generation of respiratory rhythms in birds. Physica A. 371:84–87.