América Fariña Henriquez Cuendet, technical assistant
-PhD at the University of Lausanne (1999-2005)
-Post-doctorate at the University of Geneva (2005)
-Post-doctorate at Vanderbilt University (2006)
-Post-doctorate at EPFL (2006-2007)
-Post-doctorate at the University of Lausanne (2008-2014)
-Born in India
-2000-2003 B.Sc (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, India
-2003-2005 M.Sc. Plant biochemistry and plant Physiology, CSK Himachal Pradesh University, India
-2005-2009 Ph.D Punjab Agricultural University, India
-Joined Pierre Goloubinoff lab from January 2011 to 2014
-Post doctoral fellow, UMR Physiologie Moléculaire des Semences, Université Angers (September 2010 - at present)
-Ph.D. Plant Biology, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. (2010) Thesis: "In vitro study of the molecular mechanism of the E. coli Hsp70/Hsp40/NEF chaperone system and its interactions with alpha-synuclein" (2010)
-Post doctoral fellow, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham (2008-)
-Ph.D. (2007) Plant Biology, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
-M.Sc. (2001) in Plant Biosciences, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
After a M.Sc. training at INRA, Toulouse, I have been fascinated by the rapid and flexible response of plants to environmental stimuli. I thus went to Lausanne Switzerland to study the response of plants to stresses first with J-P Zrÿd, than with P. Goloubinoff. The excellent working atmosphere at the Department of Plant Molecular Biology and the generous financial support allowed the generation of several bio-monitoring tools to study heat sensing in mosses. The article presented here deciphers the early molecular events following a mild temperature increase. It is amazing to see that plants anticipate molecular damage and induce appropriate well-timed defences via a sensitive plasma membrane sensing device. Through a fruitful collaboration with F.J.M Maathuis at the Department of Biology, York, we confirmed that calcium permeable channels are central to the sensing of a mild temperature rise and the optimal triggering of the cellular stress response.
-Ph.D.: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
-Post-doctorate: Northwestern University, Evanston, USA
-Position: Senior Lecturer
-Faculty of Natural Sciences
Actually candidate to PhD in the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Master Thesis “Comparative study of the induction of the genes coding for molecular chaperones by mild heat stress as compared to their induction by beta-aminobutyric acid”. Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. (2006)
- Senior Research Assistant, University of Lausanne(2006-2010)
- Senior Research Assistant, University of Bern (2001-2005)
- Post Doctorate, University of Fribourg (2000-2001)
- Post Doctorate, University of Geneva (1994-1999)
- Ph. D., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Zurich (1994)
-Born in India.
-Bachelors from Mysore University
-Masters from Mysore University
-I joined as a PhD student in Prof. Pierre Goloubinoff lab May 2009
- born in Yverdon
- biomedical technician diploma from "école supérieure de la santé" in Lausanne (2004)
- worked at ISREC for one year
- joined Pierre Goloubinoff's lab in november 2006 - January 2011
- February 2011 CHUV
After completing my Ph.D. in 2005, I joined Department of Zoology, Ramjas College, University of Delhi, as a Lecturer. In June, 2006 I came to Switzerland as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Philipp Christen, Department of Biochemistry, University of Zurich, to study the “Functionality and Mechanism of the Stress-Responsive Molecular Chaperone Hsp70 and Heavy Metal Toxicity”. In January 2007, I joined the laboratory of Prof. Pierre Goloubinoff as a Postdoctoral Fellow to elucidate the functionality and mechanism of the Hsp70 chaperone system.
-Born in Chandigarh, India (1978)
-Bachelor of Science (1998) India
-Master of Science in Zoology (2000) India
-Ph.D. (2005) “Development of food biosensors and characterization of lactase from the catfish, Clarias gariepinus” Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) and Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, India.
-Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Government of India, India (July 2005-Feb 2006)
-Lecturer, Department of Zoology, Ramjas College, University of Delhi, India (August 2005- May 2006).
-Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland (June-Dec 2006)
-Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland (2007-2011)
Etude des effets thérapeutiques de deux de médicaments inducteurs de chaperonnes moléculaires sur la motilité et le vieillissement d'un model C. elegans de maladie neurodégénerative.