Miriam Stoeber

Miriam Stoeber

Prof. Miriam Stoeber

Assistant Professor - SNSF Eccellenza


Miriam Stoeber is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell Physiology and Metabolism at the University of Geneva. She started her SNSF Eccellenza-funded research group in July 2019.

Miriam received her master’s degree at the École Supérieure de Biotechnologie de Strasbourg and obtained her PhD in biochemistry & cell biology at the ETH Zurich. As a master’s student in Prof. Sandy Schmid’s lab at The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego and during her time as a graduate student in Prof. Ari Helenius’ group at ETH, she identified new proteins that regulate cellular entry pathways (i.e. endocytosis) and developed a deep fascination for cellular organization and membrane trafficking.

In 2013, Miriam joined Kay Grünewald’s group at the University of Oxford for a short-term postdoc where she combined biochemical methods and cryo-electron microscopy to characterize the assembly and architecture of an endocytic protein coat termed caveolae. In 2014, she moved to the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) where she worked as a postdoc in the group of Prof. Mark von Zastrow. Here, she investigated the interplay between receptor trafficking and signaling of opioid receptors and developed novel nanobody-based biosensors and reporters to detect receptor activation with subcellular precision.