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Ezequiel graduated in Biochemistry from Imperial College London where he developed an interest in gene regulation and transcription from his work with archaeal RNA Polymerase. His PhD focuses on the role of key chromatin architectural proteins on interphase chromatin topology as characterised by the three-dimensional re-distributions of epigenetic markers by super-resolution microscopy,
Native of Argentina, he enjoys good food, good music and good company (not necessarily in that order).
Justin graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in biology, concentrating in Molecular & Cellular Biology, in 2011. Interested in the functional organization of the nucleus since his first year, he worked on mechanisms of chromatin remodeling at the inner nuclear membrane and gene positioning dynamics in muscle stem cells in James Holaska’s laboratory at the University of Chicago from 2010-2013. Wanting to explore nuclear organization and epigenetic function further, he joined the Schermelleh Lab in 2013 as a Research Assistant, helping to establish the lab and improving the application of 3D-SIM to questions of chromatin biology. He won a NIH-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program PhD Scholarship in 2014, and now collaborates between the Schermelleh Lab and the laboratory of Mammalian Epigenome Reprogramming, headed by Todd Macfarlan, in the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. He hopes to combine super-resolution microscopy, traditional biochemistry, and next-generation sequencing approaches to create holistic topological maps of chromatin remodeling during development.
Alexander is a visiting student from Heidelberg University working on his final year master research project in physics. He graduated from Heidelberg University with a B.Sc. in physics, with special interests in biophysics and super-resolution microscopy. In his bachelor thesis, he analysed the effect on the chromatin structure of HeLa Cells after Nanogold treatment and irraditaion using single molecule localization microscopy (SMLM). During his research project at the Department of Biology in York (UK) and as a research assistant at the Institute for Molecular Biology in Mainz (Germany), he worked on algorithms, sample preparation and hardware set-up to improve SMLM.
In his final year research project he aims to combine 3D-SIM with single SMLM to apply correlative multicolour imaging of 3D preserved specimen.
Cvic graduated from Cornell University with a PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics. With concentrations in Neurobiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics and Microbiology she did her thesis under Prof David Ditcher where she modelled the process of secretory granule trafficking and secretion and expanded research on the hormonal release mechanisms and timing occurring at fruit fly larval neuromuscular junctions.
She now works on various collaborative projects centered on the use of super-resolution microscopy as a tool both in the Schermelleh lab and in the Micron Advanced Bioimaging Unit.