Epigenetics in the Human Fungal Pathogen Candida albicans | Dr Alessia Buscaino
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ABOUT DR ALESSIA BUSCAINO
Dr Alessia Buscaino graduated in Molecular Biology at the University of Palermo (Italy) in 2000.
She conducted her PhD research in the laboratory of Dr. Asifa Akhtar at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL-Germany) research institute. During her PhD, her interest in epigenetics and chromatin modifications flourished while investigating mechanisms of Dosage Compensation in Drosophila melanogaster. In 2005, Dr Buscaino was awarded an EMBO long-term post-doctoral fellowship to conduct research in the laboratory of Professor Robin Allshire (WTCCB-Edinburgh). During her post-doc she investigated how heterochromatin assembles on large blocks of DNA repeats in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe.
In 2013, she obtained a EMBO short-term Fellowship to investigate the chromatin status of Candida albicans repetitive DNA elements in Judith Berman laboratory (TAU University- Tel-Aviv, Israel).
Alessia joined the University of Kent in 2013 as a Lecturer in Fungal Epigenetics. Her group is part of the Kent Fungal Group and the Cytogenomics and Bioinformatics Research Group.
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