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LMCB - MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology

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Research synopsis

My project focuses on studying the changes in cell and tissue morphology that occur in response to injury, driving tissue repair, and how the mechanical properties of a tissue and its environment regulate this process. To do this I use an interdisciplinary approach, combining different model systems (D. melanogaster and mouse organoids), experimental biophysics, confocal microscopy and computational modelling.
 

Biography

2015 | BSc in Genomic Sciences,  Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (1st Class Honours)

Awards

2018–2021  | UCL Graduate Research Scholarship and Overseas Research Scholarship
2017–2021  | CONACYT Academic Excellence Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies
2014–2015  | International Student Mobility for Undergraduates with Academic Excellence
 

Funders

CONACYT, UCL Student Funding
 

Research themes

Cytoskeleton and cell cortex
Polarity and cell shape
Transcriptional regulation
Signalling pathways
Cell-cell interactions
Tissue growth and morphogenesis
Tissue repair
Cell biophysics
Tissue mechanics
 

Technology

Light microscopy
Super-resolution microscopy
Computational modelling