July 2010 - current - Research Technican, Steve Wilson Group, UCL
Sept 2007 - July 2010 BSc Biology of Fertility and Embryo Development, UCL
My main role in the lab is as a screen technician, working with Rod and Lisa to find eyeless enhancers of hdl in the families generated by the screen. I take care of the screening families, genotyping and maintaining the lines and collecting embryos to screen for eyeless phenotypes. I first started in the lab as an undergraduate, working on my dissertation project with Kara Cerveny, to characterise an eye mutant that she had found during the initial stages of the screen.
Leonardo E. Valdivia, Dayna B. Lamb, Wilson Horner, Claudia Wierzbicki, Amanuel Tafessu, Audrey M. Williams, Gaia Gestri, Anna M. Krasnow, Terra S. Vleeshouwer-Neumann, McKenzie Givens, Rodrigo M. Young, Lisa M. Lawrence, Heather L. Stickney, Thomas A. Hawkins, Quenten P. Schwarz, Florencia Cavodeassi, Stephen W. Wilson, Kara L. Cerveny (2016)
Antagonism between Gdf6a and retinoic acid pathways controls timing of retinal neurogenesis and growth of the eye in zebrafish.
Moro E, Ozhan-Kizil G, Mongera A, Beis D, Wierzbicki C, Young RM, Bournele D, Domenichini A, Valdivia LE, Lum L, Chen C, Amatruda JF, Tiso N, Weidinger G, Argenton F. (2012)
In vivo Wnt signaling tracing through a transgenic biosensor fish reveals novel activity domains.