Lab Alumni

Federico Teloni (2014-2019)
PhD Student (MLS)

Born and raised in
Italy

Scientific education and research experience
2019: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2014 – 2018: Ph.D. student (Molecular Biology), University of Zurich, Switzerland
2013 – 2014: Scholarship for Abroad Training, University of Michigan, United States of America
2010 – 2013: M.Sc. (Biology, Curriculum: Molecular Diagnostics and Biotechnology), University of Camerino, Italy
2006 – 2010: B.Sc. (Biotechnology), University of Camerino, Italy

Research interests
Genome instability and DNA repair in cancer
Microscopy techniques
Cell biology


Jone Michelena (2016-2019)
Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Born and raised in
Spain

Scientific education and research experience
2016 – 2019: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2014 – 2015: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain
2009 – 2014: Ph.D. student (Molecular Biology and Biomedicine), University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain
2008 – 2009: M.Sc. (Molecular Biology and Biomedicine), University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU and University of Cantabria, Spain
2003 – 2008: B.Sc. (Biochemistry), University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain

Research interests
Cell cycle, DNA replication and genome stability
Gene expression regulation in response to DNA damage


Stefania Pellegrino (2014-2018)
PhD Student (MLS Program)

Born and raised in
Italy

Scientific education and research experience
2014 – 2018: Ph.D. student (Molecular Biology), University of Zurich, Switzerland
2014: Leonardo Da Vinci scholarship, Laboratory of Genetic Instability and Nuclear Organization, CEA, Fontenay-aux-roses, France
2013 – 2014: Master of II level in “Molecular diagnostics and Translational Biomedicine”, University of Catania, Italy
2010 – 2012: M.Sc. (Cellular and Molecular Biology), University of Catania, Italy
2005 – 2010: B.Sc. (Biology), University of Catania, Italy

Research interests
Genome instability and DNA repair in cancer
Microscopy


Eliana Bianco (2017-2018)
PhD Student (Cancer Biology Program)

Born and raised in
Italy

Scientific education and research experience
2017 – 2018: Ph.D. student (Cancer Biology), University of Zurich, Switzerland
2016: Scholarship for the Promising Young, Laboratory of Genome Instability and Human Pathologies, Department of Bioscience, University of Milan, Italy
2013 – 2015: M.Sc. (Molecular Biotechnology and Bioinformatics), University of Milan, Italy
2010 – 2013: B.Sc. (Biotechnology), University of Milan, Italy

Research interests
Genome instability
DNA repair and DNA damage checkpoints
DNA replication


Andrew Seeber (2017-2018)
SNF BRIDGE Fellow

Born and raised in
South Africa / Ireland

Scientific education and research experience
2017 – 2018: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2011 – 2017: Ph.D. student (Genetics), Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland
2010 – 2011: NCCR Ph.D. program rotations, University of Geneva, Switzerland
2006 – 2010: B.Sc. (Biochemistry), National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Research interests
Chromatin organization and dynamics
DNA double-strand break repair and the DNA damage response with a focus on the role of chromatin modification in these processes
Genome editing


Michael Hauer (2017-2018)
Gebert Rüf Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Born and raised in
Germany

Scientific education and research experience
2017 – 2018: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2013 – 2017: Ph.D. student (Biochemistry), FMI for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland (Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation PhD fellowship)
2011 – 2013: Master’s thesis work at University of California at Berkeley, USA and FMI for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland (DAAD PROMOS fellowship)
2010 – 2013: M.Sc. (Molecular Cell Biology & Immunology) Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany
2009 – 2010: B.Sc. work at the FML of the Max Planck Society, Tübingen, Germany, the EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany and the IMP, Vienna, Austria
2007 – 2010: B.Sc. (Biology), Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany

Research interests
Chromatin biology
Genome editing
The DNA damage response with a focus on homology-driven DNA double-strand break repair
Global changes in chromatin composition upon genotoxic insults


Pakize Canturk (2016)
Visiting Research Scientist

Born and raised in
Turkey

Scientific education and research experience
2016 – present: Faculty position, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey
2016: Visiting Research Scientist, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2013 – 2016: Faculty position, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey
2008 – 2012: Ph.D. (Biotechnology), Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
2005 – 2008: M.Sc. (Pharmaceutical Biotechnology), Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
2000 – 2005: B.Sc. (Biology), Ege University, Izmir, Turkey

Research interests
Roles of DNA topoisomerases in anticancer drug mechanisms and replication stress


Sinan Kilic
Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Born and raised in
Denmark

Scientific education and research experience
2017 – present: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2012 – 2017: Ph.D. Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
2011 – 2012: Master’s Thesis, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, USA
2009 – 2012: M.Sc. Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2006 – 2009: B.Sc. Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Research interests
Chromatin dynamics at the single cell and single molecule level
Effectors and post-translational modifications in the DNA damage response
Cellular heterogeneity


Edison Carvalho
Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Born and raised in
Cap Verde

Scientific education and research experience
2019 – present: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2014 – 2018: Ph.D. student at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) and Nova Universisty, Portugal
2010 – 2013: Research Assistant at Center of Marine science (CCMAr), University of Algarve, Portugal
2007 – 2009: M.Sc. Marine Biology at University of Algarve, Portugal
2001 – 2007: B.Sc. Marine Biology at University of Algarve, Portugal

Research interests
DNA damage and genome instability
Cancer and aging-related diseases
Protein modifications after DNA damage


Thomas Schmid (2015-2017)
Doctoral Student (Dr. vet. med.)

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