David Salvador Garcia, PhD student
I received a 5-year B.Sc (Licenciatura) in Biology, with a speciality in Neurobiology, from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid (Spain) in 2014. During the last year of this degree, I enrolled in an Erasmus programme at the Biozentrum of University of Basel (Switzerland) where I worked as a technical assistant in the laboratory of Silvia Arber. I studied the connectivity of neuronal motor circuits in mice. I then continued in Basel for an MSc in Molecular Biology under the supervision of Prof. Clemens Cabernard, working on disruption of asymmetric cell division players in Drosophila using CRISPR/Cas9. I continued as a research assistant in the Cabernard lab, further applying and developing CRISPR tools. I started my PhD in Simon’s lab in October 2016. I am interested in the regulation of opposite-polarity motors during bidirectional transport and will address this topic using live cell imaging and genome engineering in Drosophila. I am also a member of Robinson College, University of Cambridge.
Email: dsgarcia ‘at’ mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk