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José Bernardo Gama
Visiting Researcher

In 2008, I completed my degree in Biochemistry from the University from Coimbra, after concluding my senior year research project at ICBAS (University of Porto), under the supervision of Paula Ferreira. Then, I moved to ICVS (University of Minho, Braga) to do my PhD on the cytotoxic action of Mycobacterium ulcerans toxin mycolactone, under the supervision of Jorge Pedrosa and Paula Ludovico. After receiving my PhD in 2014, I joined Reto Gassmann's lab (IBMC, Porto) to dissect the molecular mechanisms used by Dynein-1 adaptors to recruit the motor machinery to the different cargos. Since 2020, I am a member of Tiago Dantas group (i3S, Porto) where I study how mutations in regulators or subunits of Dynein-1 and Dynein-2 result in severe developmental disorders, such as microcephaly and skeletal ciliopathies, respectively.