Hi! I am a postdoc in the lab of Monica Bettencourt-Dias, working on how and why the centrosome is maintained in some differentiated cells. During my studies, I worked on mRNA localization and gene expression regulation. I am fascinated by many topics in biology, but as a cell biologist I am particularly curious about the cytoskeleton. The way its multiple components function all together depending on the integration of dynamic signals… “wows” me every time! I am also very interested in aspects regarding the functioning of our community – peer review and open access policies, scientific integrity and science communication.
Long-range migration of centrioles to the apical surface of the olfactory epithelium
PLK1 controls centriole distal appendage formation and centrobin removal via independent pathways
A localization screen reveals translation factories and widespread co-translational RNA targeting
Activation of cytoplasmic dynein through microtubule crossbridging
Ciliation of muscle stem cells is critical to maintain regenerative capacity and is lost during aging
Kinetochore protein Spindly controls microtubule polarity in Drosophila axons