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Pedro Resende
Junior Researcher

Pedro Resende was born in Espinho, a small picturesque city in the north of Portugal. After getting a Biology degree at Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto, he started his science career at Instituto de Patologia e Imunologia Molecular da Universidade do Porto (IPATIMUP) where he worked initially on a population genetics project and latter on oncobiology. With a strong desire to experience a life abroad, he moved to the UK to work at Pfizer's European Headquarters for Research and Development. After his experience in industry he decided to go back to academic research and joined the GABBA PhD program. Pedro moved then to California and did his PhD research on stem cell biology at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, in San Diego, California, and latter at the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2013 he came back to Portugal and he his currently developing a new line of research within Dr Claudio Sunkel´s laboratory addressing the impact of genomic instability on adult stem cell behavior and on tissue homeostasis. In addition to this research responsabilities, he is the current President of the ATG, All Time GABBA, GABBA Alumni Association (atg.up.pt) and provides external consultancy for the Ministry of Health, Portugal, in the areas of Innovation in Health.

Sports have always played a crucial role in his life. As a teenager he was 5 times national champion in volleyball with his local hometown team (Sporting Clube de Espinho) and was elected for Junior National Team. Now he spends most of his free time in the water surfing or traveling.

Selected Publications

Resende L.P.F., Truong M.E., Gomez A., Jones D.L.,
Intestinal stem cell ablation reveals differential requirements for survival in response to chemical challenge. Developmental Biology424(1):10-17, 2017. [Journal: Article] [CI: 13] [IF: 3,3]
DOI: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2017.01.004 SCOPUS: 85013484840.


Voog J., Sandall S.L., Hime G.R., Resende L.P.F., Loza-Coll M., Aslanian A., Yates J.R., Hunter T., Fuller M.T., Jones D.L.,
Escargot Restricts Niche Cell to Stem Cell Conversion in the Drosophila Testis. Cell Reports7(3):722-734, 2014. [Journal: Article] [CI: 32] [IF: 8,4]
DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2014.04.025 SCOPUS: 84899914432.


Resende L.P.F., Boyle M., Tran D., Fellner T., Jones D.L.,
Headcase Promotes Cell Survival and Niche Maintenance in the Drosophila Testis. PLoS ONE8(7):, 2013. [Journal: Article] [CI: 14] [IF: 3,5]
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068026 SCOPUS: 84879921577.


Resende L.P.F., Jones D.L.,
Local signaling within stem cell niches: Insights from Drosophila. Current Opinion in Cell Biology24(2):225-231, 2012. [Journal: Review] [CI: 20] [IF: 11,4]
DOI: 10.1016/j.ceb.2012.01.004 SCOPUS: 84863402487.


Azevedo M., Eriksson S., Mendes N., Serpa J., Figueiredo C., Resende L.P., Ruvoën-Clouet N., Haas R., Borén T., Le Pendu J., David L.,
Infection by Helicobacter pylori expressing the BabA adhesin is influenced by the secretor phenotype. Journal of Pathology215(3):308-316, 2008. [Journal: Article] [CI: 72] [IF: 5,1]
DOI: 10.1002/path.2363 SCOPUS: 46849109568.


Cunha-Silva S., Osswald M., Goemann J., Barbosa J., Santos L.M., Resende P., Bange T., Ferrás C., Sunkel C.E., Conde C.,
Mps1-mediated release of Mad1 from nuclear pores ensures the fidelity of chromosome segregation. Journal of Cell Biology219(3):, 2020. [Journal: Article] [CI: 8] [IF: 10,5]
DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201906039 SCOPUS: 85077707501.


Brás R., Sunkel C.E., Resende L.P.,
Tissue stem cells: the new actors in the aneuploidy field. Cell Cycle18(16):1813-1823, 2019. [Journal: Review] [IF: 3,7]
DOI: 10.1080/15384101.2019.1635867 SCOPUS: 85069735979.


Resende P.,
Learning how to pivot. Science364(6446):1202, 2019. [Journal: Note] [IF: 41,8]
DOI: 10.1126/science.364.6446.1202 SCOPUS: 85068185734.


Resende L.P., Monteiro A., Brás R., Lopes T., Sunkel C.E.,
Aneuploidy in intestinal stem cells promotes gut dysplasia in Drosophila. Journal of Cell Biology217(11):3930-3946, 2018. [Journal: Article] [CI: 11] [IF: 8,9]
DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201804205 SCOPUS: 85056258220.