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Sandra D. Chanez Paredes, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

2019 –

Education and Training

B.Sc. Autonomous University of Chihuahua (UACH). Chihuahua, Mexico. Honorable mention

M. Sc. Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic (Cinvestav-IPN), Mexico City, Mexico (Advisor: Michael Schnoor, Ph.D.)

Ph.D. Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic (Cinvestav-IPN), Mexico City, Mexico (Advisor: Michael Schnoor, Ph.D.)

Research interest

Trained on Molecular Biomedicine at CINVESTAV-IPN (Mexico) and interested in the epithelial barrier, the actin cytoskeleton and the intercellular junctions.

During my Ph.D., I performed research under the mentoring of Dr. Michael Schnoor. I studied arpin, a recently described inhibitor of the actin nucleator Arp2/3, to understand its role during inflammation.

In the Turner Lab, I am studying the recruitment of MLCK and associated-proteins to the perijunctional actomyosin ring in response to inflammation using cutting-edge approaches both in vitro and in vivo.

My main professional goal is to contribute to the understanding of the pathophysiology of inflammatory bowel diseases in order to improve their diagnosis, prevention and therapeutic treatment.

Publications