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Sergio Menchero

The Francis Crick Institute

I am a postdoctoral researcher in James Turner’ laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute (London, UK). My scientific interests include developmental biology and cell fate choices, specially from a transcriptional regulation perspective. My research training started at the Pierre et Marie Curie University (Paris, France) thanks to the Erasmus program, where I could join Muriel Umbhauer’ group for a few months. I obtained my Degree in Biology from the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain) in 2012. As an undergrad student I joined Miguel Manzanares’ laboratory at CNIC (Madrid, Spain) to study the regulation of the trophectoderm lineage in the mouse preimplantation embryo. I stayed in the same lab to perform a PhD thanks to a “FPI-Severo Ochoa” fellowship, and I focused on the transition of the totipotent embryo towards the activation of the first lineages. During my PhD, I had the opportunity to spend four months in Kat Hadjantonakis’ lab at the Sloan Kettering Institute (New York, USA) learning about live imaging. Currently, I am studying mechanisms of X-chromosome inactivation during mammal evolution.

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