Johannes Kohl

Johannes Kohl

Qualifications and history

  • 2013 PhD, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK     
  • 2014 Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, US     
  • 2019 Group Leader, Francis Crick Institute, UK

After studying biochemistry, pre-clinical medicine and neuroscience in Germany, Jonny joined Greg Jefferis' group at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK, for his PhD. There, he worked on sexually dimorphic pheromone processing in Drosophila and developed novel strategies for ultra-fast labelling of tissues.

He subsequently joined Catherine Dulac's lab at Harvard as a postdoc – supported by fellowships from EMBO, HFSP and the Wellcome Trust – where he focused on deconstructing the neural circuits underlying parental behaviour in male and female mice.

In 2019, he established the State-dependent Neural Processing Laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute.