Daniel Osório
Cytoskeletal Dynamics
Junior Researcher
I was trained as a Biochemistry in Porto University from which I obtained my "licenciatura" degree in 2003. I later obtained an MSc degree in Molecular Genetics from the University of Minho in 2007, having conducted my thesis research at the Theoretical Chemistry lab - Faculty of Sciences University of Porto on molecular evolution studies on the primate angiogenin gene under the supervision of Dr. Agostinho Antunes and Prof. Maria João Ramos. I then moved to INSERM/University of Paris IV in Paris France where I did my PhD in cell biology studying the role of novel nuclear envelope proteins in the positioning of the cell nucleus under the supervision of Dr. Edgar Gomes. After a short post-doc in the same lab I joined the lab of Dr. Ana Carvalho studying the role of non-muscle myosin II in cytokinesis using the nematode C. elegans as model. My research interests include cytoskeleton-organele and motor interactions that are key to perform mechanical processes in the cell, in particular those involving actin.