María Mariner Faulí graduated in Biotechnology by Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain). Nowadays, she is a student of the Master in Molecular Biology and Biomedicine by University of Cantabria. She is currently working on her Master's Thesis in the Transcriptional Regulation in Development and Congenital Disease group headed by Dr. Álvaro Rada. She developed her Degree Thesis in the laboratory of Dr. Pascual Sanz at the Biomedicine Institute of Valencia (IBV) in a study focused on Lafora's Progressive Myoclonic Epilepsy . When she finished her degree, she performed an internship at Dr. Vladimir Isachenko’s laboratory, in the group of Reproductive Medicine at the Frauenklinik in Cologne (Germany) and continued with a second internship at the laboratory of Genomics of Development of Dr. Álvaro Rada, also in Cologne at that time. This period was her first contact with the team and gave a way to her current Master project and future pHD at the IBBTEC.
The major interest of our laboratory is to uncover the main genetic and epigenetic factors that allow the deployment of specific gene expression profiles as vertebrate developmental programs unroll. Our goal is to provide a deep mechanistic understanding of the non-coding genomic space that is dynamically and specifically used during mammalian embryogenesis, which is fundamental to reveal the molecular basis of human congenital diseases. More specifically, by functionally and mechanistically characterizing developmental enhancers, my laboratory aims at:
Instituto de Biomedicina y Biotecnología de Cantabria.
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