Archive of Author | Nathan Goehring

Nathan Goehring is a Junior Group Leader at the Francis Crick Institute and a Senior Research Associate in the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology at UCL.

Nathan obtained his BA in biology at Amherst College, USA, and was a Fulbright Scholar in the laboratory of Peter Overath at the Max Planck Institute for Biology (Germany). As a PhD student, he trained with Jon Beckwith at Harvard Medical School as a Howard Hughes Fellow. He then pursued postdoctoral training at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (Germany) where he worked with Tony Hyman and Stephan Grill supported by fellowships from the Max Planck Society, the Alexander von Humboldt Society and the EU/Marie Curie Training Programme.

In 2013, Nathan started his research group at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute at Lincoln’s Inn Fields, which in 2015 became part of the Francis Crick Institute.

Current research in his lab combines quantitative systems-level approaches, including mathematical modelling and biophysics, with basic cell biology and genetics to understand the formation of patterns during early development. Work currently focuses on the cell polarity networks that serve as essential spatial organising systems in cells.

Articles with Nathan Goehring


Patterns and molecular and biological development.

Nathan Goehring is a Junior Group Leader of the Polarity and Patterning Networks Laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute and a Senior Research Associate in the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology at UCL. He worked alongside young filmmakers from 1A Arts for the ‘Deconstructing Patterns’ exhibition. The result is a wonderfully surreal fictional narrative created by the students, which offers a metaphor for the lab’s research into the first appearance of asymmetry in the nematode worm ‘Caenorhabditis Elegans’.