Cilia are organelles that protrude from the surface of most eukaryotic cells. They are composed of microtubules and play a role in many sensory and motile processes. Rab GTP-dependent membrane trafficking regulates many cilia-related processes. I am interested in membrane trafficking towards cilia and in my postdoctoral project I am characterizing a novel Rab35-binding protein and investigating its role in the trafficking of proteins that are important for cilia length maintenance.
- 2017-Present: Postdoc, Membrane Traffic and Cell Division Unit, Institut Pasteur
- 2012-2017: MSc & PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology, P. Universidad Católica de Chile
- 2008: Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Biochemistry, National University of Ireland, Galway