Helena Pinheiro

Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes, Lisbon

I am a PhD student trying to understand how a giant multinucleated cell can regulate the even distribution of nuclear products along its cytoplasm. For this purpose, I am exploring the mechanisms of mRNA distribution in skeletal muscle cells, giant cells that result from the fusion of mononucleated precursors. I believe strongly that science must be shared for the benefit of our society and I try to contribute for science outreach in my spare time.

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