Marine Barbelanne

Marine is a postdoctoral fellow studying the lipid composition of ciliary membranes using C. elegans and Chlamydomonas reinhardtii in Dr. Michel Leroux’s lab. Her focus is to perform cutting-edge research on the formation, maintenance and function of cilia, with the aim of understanding how defects in this organelle can lead to variety of diseases (ciliopathies). Her end goal is to develop new genetic tests to diagnose, and ultimately treat, common cilium associated disorders, such as retinal degeneration, kidney disease and obesity... read more

Adam Warner

Adam is a postdoc in Dr. Michel Leroux's lab helping to better understand how the nematode C. elegans is able to sense the surrounding environment. Specifically, ciliated sensory neurons are used to sense many types of stimulants including oxygen levels, osmotic changes etc., and the cilia within those neurons contain proteins are highly conserved between cilia in both single cell organisms and certain specialized cells in humans like those lining the lungs and ears... read more

Priyanka Mishra

Dr. Mishra, a postdoc in Dr. Frederic Pio’s lab, obtained her Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences in 2018, from CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Bangalore, India. Her Ph.D. thesis focused on studying evolutionary genetics in Senna alexandrinaplant and identified and characterized plant genetic markers for a potential drug compound called sennosides. In November 2017 she joined the laboratory of Prof. R.P. Sharma at University of Hyderabad, India... read more