Josef Gullmets


E-mail: jgullmet[at]

I’m a cell biologist with 6 years of experience in academic research. I specialize in cytoskeletal proteins, Drosophila genetics, evolution, aging and microscopy. I am currently looking for a post doc position since I defended my thesis in june 2017.


Publications (View in PubMed)

  • Internal epithelia in Drosophila display rudimentary competence to form cytoplasmic networks of transgenic human vimentin. (FASEB J 2017)
  • Nestin contributes to skeletal muscle homeostasis and regeneration. (Journal of Cell Science 2017)
  • Deleterious assembly of mutant p.S143P lamin A/C causes ER stress in familial dilated cardiomyopathy. (Journal of Cell Science 2016)
  • Keratin 8-deletion induced colitis predisposes to murine colorectal cancer enforced by the inflammasome and IL-22 pathway. (Carcinogenesis 2016)


2017 PhD, Cell Biology, Åbo Akademi Uni., Finland
2012 Master’s degree, Cell Biology, Åbo Akademi Uni., Finland
2010 Exchange student at San Jose State University, CA, USA
2011 Bachelor’s Degree, Cell Biology, Åbo Akademi Uni., Finland

Research Interests

  • Intermediate filaments
  • Laminopathies
  • Aging
  • Drosophila
  • Imaging

Other Interests

I practice a wide variety of sport on a recreational basis, my favourite being brazilian jiu-jitsu.