Melanie Jambeau, PhD Student
I am doing a collaborative PhD in the Lagier-Tourenne lab and the Polymenidou lab (University of Zurich, Switzerland). Both groups are focused on understanding the causes leading ALS in order to find a cure to this devastating disease. During my master thesis with Clotilde Lagier-Tourenne, I was working on understanding whether FUS gains or loses its regulating functions linked to RNA processing (splicing and expression level). I am now part of a large collaborative effort to test an immunotherapy against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and fronto-temporal dementia. This potential therapy based on antibodies targets dipeptide repeat proteins, produced in the context of the C9ORF72 mutation. Outside the lab, I love to spend time with my family and friends. I am also passionate about hiking and camping in national parks around the world, my favorite being Yosemite.
M.S., in RNA Biology at the University of Lorraine, Nancy, France 2014
Graduated as a PT at the School of Physical Therapy, Nancy, France (ILFMK) 2010