Yaiza Andrés Jeske, PhD student
I grew up in Lanzarote in the Canary Islands before moving to the University of Edinburgh in 2018 for a BSc degree in Biomedical Science (Honours in Neuroscience). During this time, I developed my interest for the cytoskeleton by interning in the summers in Francois Nedelec’s lab in EMBL Heidelberg, in Paul Conduit’s lab at Cambridge University, and by writing my undergraduate dissertation in Julie Welburn’s lab. A few months later I moved to Cambridge to re-join the Conduit group for a Research Masters degree (MPhil in Biological Sciences). There, I used Drosophila melanogaster genetics and microscopy to study the role of microtubule nucleation in the formation of dendritic arborisation neurons. In October 2019, I started my PhD in Simon’s lab, where I am focused on identifying novel dynein adaptors for mRNA transport in mammalian cells. I am using a combination of biochemistry, single molecule FISH and microscopy techniques to try to unravel this question. I was recently awarded the Fitzwilliam College Leathersellers’ Scholarship to further support my PhD.
Email: yjeske ‘at’ mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk