Cátia Carvalho – PhD student

Cátia did her M.Sc in the Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology (IBMC-I3S), at the University of Porto, Portugal, under the supervision of Prof. Claudio Sunkel and Dr. Eurico Morais-de-Sá. During this time, she made use of Drosophila genetics combined with molecular and biochemical techniques to explore the interplay between mitosis and cell polarity in tumorigenesis. For her PhD, she joined the labs of Prof. Zaidel-Bar and Dr. Limor Broday, where she will combine their research interests and study the role of SUMOylation in integrin-mediated adhesion in C.elegans.