NEIL HATTERLSEY, POSTDOC
Neil grew up in Hertfordshire, England before moving to Birmingham to gain his degree. His Doctoral work was carried out in the lab of Ron Hay at the University of Dundee in Scotland and was focused on the regulation of the post-translational modification Sumoylation. In the Desai lab, Neil is interested in understanding the contributions of nuclear pore proteins to the execution and regulation of chromosome segregation and nuclear reformation. Specifically, his work has identified MEL-28/ELYS as a docking partner of Protein Phosphatase 1 (PP1c) to direct these processes.
PABLO LARA-GONZALEZ, POSTDOC
Pablo is from Chile, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the Universidad de Concepcion. He obtained his PhD at the University of Manchester, UK, under the supervision of Dr. Stephen S. Taylor, where he investigated the mechanisms by which cells partition their chromosomes accurately during cell division. He is currently a postdoc in the Desai lab, where he is studying how different cells in the body utilize different pathways to control cell division. For this, he is using C. elegans and human tissue culture cells as models, and employs high-resolution microscopy combined with genetics and biochemistry. Pablo is the recipient of a Pew Latin American fellowship.