Diego joined the lab in 2008 for an internship as a master student and then stayed on to do his PhD, which he started in September 2009. He obtained his Master of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) in June 2009 and successfully defended his PhD on September 27th, 2013. Diego studied the role of small GTPases as potential IFT regulators during flagellar assembly in trypanosomes using several approaches including cell biology, biochemistry and live cell imaging. He left the lab on January 3rd, 2014 and is now a post-doctoral associate at the Whitehead Institute in Boston. Diego has recently accepted an Assistant Professor position at UGA Athens to start his own lab working on mitochondrial function in Toxoplasma.
2019IFT25 is required for the construction of the trypanosome flagellum, J. Cell. Sci. 2019 Feb;.
2014The GTPase IFT27 is involved in both anterograde and retrograde intraflagellar transport, Elife 2014;3:e02419.
2014Proteomic analysis of intact flagella of procyclic Trypanosoma brucei cells identifies novel flagellar proteins with unique sub-localization and dynamics, Mol. Cell Proteomics 2014 Jul;13(7):1769-86.
2013Forward motility is essential for trypanosome infection in the tsetse fly, Cell. Microbiol. 2014 Mar;16(3):425-33.