Affiliation: MSc Student, Life Sciences program, Skoltech
Research advisor: Konstantin Severinov
Program entry year: 2017
Date and place of birth: 21th September, 1992, La Habana, Cuba
Languages: Spanish (native), English (IELTS valid until 2019, Good User)
Specialization: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Graduated from Faculty of Biology, Havana University, Cuba in 2015
Research interests: DNA repair mechanisms in prokaryotes, CRISPR-Cas9 interference
Employment history, Research Projects:
2018 MS Student, Center for Data-Intensive Biomedicine and Biotechnology, Skoltech. “Study of NHEJ double-strand break repair effect on sgRNA/Cas9 targeting in Pseudomonas putida KT2440”. Supervisors: Konstantin Severinov, Ekaterina Savitskaya
2015-2017 Teacher Assistant, Artemisa University, Artemisa, Cuba. Biochemistry to agronomic engineering students
2014-2017 Assistant researcher, Center for Protein Studies, Faculty of Biology, Havana University, Havana, Cuba. “Characterization of cell death mechanism induced by the pore-forming toxin Sticholysin II in tumor cells”. Supervisors: Carmen Soto Febles, MSc., Carlos Alvarez-Valcarcel, PhD.
2013-2014 Trainee, Center of Molecular Immunology, Havana Cuba. “Preformulation studies of the antiidiotipic vaccine Racotumomab” Supervisor: Julio Felipe Santo Tomas, MSc.
2010-2015 B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Havana University, Havana, Cuba (Thesis: Characterization of cell death mechanism induced by the pore-forming toxin Sticholysin II on human lymphoma B cells)
Industry Immersion: July-Augost 2018
Company: Biocen, Cuba
Project: Purification and characterization of allergens from the House Dust Mites Dermatophagoides siboney (Ds), Blomia tropicalis (Bt) and Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Dp).