Lab Alumni

Departed but not Forgotten

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Dario Cilleros Rodriguez
Dario carried out his Final Degree Project (TFG) and Final Master Project (TFM) in our lab. Thereafter, he stayed in the lab as beneficiary of a postmaster grant. His stay in the lab (2017-2019) was highly productive, leading to important findings regarding INPP5E's ciliary targeting mechanisms. He is now a research associate in Dr. Marina Lasa's lab in our own institute, IIBM.

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Carmen Palomino Cano
Carmen carried out her TFG in our lab (February-June 2020). Unfortunately, due to covid lockdowns, she did not spend much time, physically, in the lab. Even so, Carmen successfully completed her TFG by reviewing our data on the B9 transition zone proteins. After graduating in Biochemistry, she is now working on her Master in Microbiology at UAM, including her TFM with Dr. Requena at the Center for Molecular Biology (CBMSO, UAM-CSIC), where she studies Leishmania, a flagellated protozoan parasite.

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Paula Moreno de la Cruz
Paula joined the lab from the University of Alcala de Henares to carry out her TFG (Feb-Jun 2018), and then her TFM (Jan-Sep 2019). Her work in the lab focused on the mechanisms controlling ciliary accumulation of G protein-coupled receptors. She was a productive student and some of her experiments are now part of our 2021 Life Science Alliance paper. She is now looking for a PhD position in the biomedical sciences.

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Belen Sierra Rodero
Belen spent two and a half years in our lab (03/2017-08/2019). During this time, she studied how the ciliopathy enzyme INPP5E is regulated by growth factors and phosphorylation, and how it controls ciliary ectovesicle release and cilia disassembly. Belen is now working on her PhD in Dr. Mariano Provencio's lab, at Puerta de Hierro Hospital in Majadahonda, Madrid.

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Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez
Jose Luis volunteered in our lab during the first half of 2019, after returning from his Erasmus year in Freiburg, Germany. While he finished a couple of subjects to complete his Biology Degree at UAM, he spent some time in our lab investigating ciliary GPCR targeting. He then did his Master's degree at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and she is now getting started with his PhD.

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Estela Mendez Jimenez
Estela performed her Final Degree Project (TFG) in our lab from 02/2019 to 06/2019. With her TFG, in which she studied B9 protein interactions at the ciliary transition zone, she completed her Biology Degree from Alcala de Henares University. Now she is doing her Master in Biomolecules and Cell Dynamics here at UAM.

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Aline Brillouet
Aline performed her Final Degree Project (TFG) in our lab as an Erasmus student from the University of Hasselt (UH), Belgium. She was here from 02/2019 to 05/2019 working on INPP5E and its role in ciliary ectovesicle release. She then continued her studies at UH, where she is currently a master's student.

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Ana Martin Hurtado
Ana spent a very productive year in the lab (03/2018-02/2019), during which she characterized how NRF2 promotes ciliogenesis and Hedgehog signaling, and how cilia in turn control NRF2 activity. In May-June 2019 she returned for a month to revise her paper, which was finally published in 09/2019 (Martin-Hurtado et al. 2019 Scientific Reports). Ana is now working on her PhD at the Spanish National Cancer Institute (CNIO) in Madrid.

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Ines Palacios Blanco
Ines spent six months in our lab (February-July 2018) to carry out her Final Degree Project (TFG), with which she
completed her Degree in Biochemistry at UAM. Her TFG work involved the connections between the Nrf2 transcription factor and primary cilia, including work that became part of our 2019 Scientific Reports paper. She is currently a master student at the University of Salamanca.

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David Fortunato Mancilla Leon
David is a medical student at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He was in the lab for little more than a month, in June-July 2018. During this period he had his first direct contact with laboratory-based biomedical research. He is back at UNAM pursuing his medical studies.

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Kimberly Rodriguez Herrera
Kimberly spent six months in our lab (February-July 2017) to carry out her Final Degree Project (TFG), as part of her Biology Degree from the University of Alcala de Henares (UAH). Her TFG explored ciliary protein ubiquitination and sumoylation. She is currently in the job market.

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Leticia Gallego Colastra
Leticia spent over six months in our lab in 2016-2017. He first came for six weeks (July-August 2016), and then for five more months (February-June 2017). In this second stint in the lab, Leticia carried out her TFG (Final Degree Project), with which she completed her Biochemistry Degree (UAM, 2017). Her work consisted in generating a CRISPR knockout cell line lacking the EVC gene. Leticia is currently a Master student.

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Paula Pereira Bouzas
Paula spent four months in our lab (March-June 2017) to carry out her Final Degree Project (TFG), with which she completed her Biology Degree from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). Her TFG dealt with ciliary GPCRs and their interactions. After leaving our lab, Paula did her Master's degree at the University of Barcelona, and she is now working on her PhD at Dr. Mariano Vallejo's lab in our own institute, IIBM.

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Patricia Peña San Felix
Patricia spent seven weeks in our lab in October-November 2016, as part of her Biochemistry Degree by the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM). Thereafter, she spent some months at the University of Edinburgh, did her Master's at the University of Alcala de Henares (UAH), including a TFM in our department with Dr. Arredondo, and she then entered the job market. 

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Tania Sanchez-Bayuela Recio
Tania spent six weeks in our lab in June-July 2016 as part of her Biochemistry Degree at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM). She then spent some months at Imperial College London, after which she got her master's at the University of Salamanca. She is now a PhD student at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics (IBGM) in Valladolid, Spain.

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