Molina_2019

Oscar Molina

Position at Josep Carreras Institute:

Postdoctoral Investigator

Contact:

+34 935 572 810Laboratori Institut Josep Carreras (IJC)
Ala Sud, Sector 2, Planta 4
Facultat de Medicina Universitat de Barcelona
C. Casanova 143
08036 Barcelona

Fax (+34) 93 323 1751

Campus Clinic-UB

Biography

My research has been focused on chromosome dynamics and function and also in the mechanisms involved in chromosome instability, as it ultimately can lead to human diseases. I am particularly interested in the epigenetic maintenance of the centromeres, as they are essential regions to ensure proper chromosome segregation during cell division. During my work in Professor William Earnshaw lab (University of Edinburgh) we observed that a combination of specific histone modifications and RNAP-II transcription are required to maintain a functional kinetochore.

My current project aims to study the contribution of the centromere and chromosome segregation defects to the origin of hyperdiploidy in childhood B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

PhD in Cell Biology. Autonomous University of Barcelona (2011)
BSc in Biology. Autonomous University of Barcelona (2006)

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