Dr Katia Jindrich
- Sir Martin Evans Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX
In the White-Cooper lab, we use Drosophila spermatogenesis as a model to understand fundamental regulatory mechanisms that underpin cell-type specific gene expression. My current project focuses on the interplay between transcription factor binding and chromatin dynamics.
2017 - Ph.D. in Molecular Biology - University of Queensland, Australia
2011 - Master in Molecular Biology - University of Lund, Sweden
2010 - Master of Engineering in Chemistry - École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France
2008 - Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, France
2017 - present : Post-doctoral Research Associate, School of Biological Sciences, Cardiff University, UK
Prof. Helen White-Cooper
2012 - 2017: PhD Molecular biology, School of Biological Sciences, the University of Queensland, Australia
Prof. Bernie Degnan
2010 - 2011: Research Assistant, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA / University of Lund, Sweden
Profs. Todd Oakley (UCSB) and Dan-Eric Nilsson (Lund)
2009: Research Assistant, Pharmaceutical laboratory Bioprojet-Biotech, Rennes, France
2008: Research Assistant, University of St Andrews, Scotland
Dr. Nick Westwood.
I am interested in the genomic mechanisms that regulate cell-specific gene expression. During my PhD, I investigated how bzip transcription factors regulate gene expression in the marine sponge Amphimedon, and how their evolution may have supported the emergence of animal complexity. In May 2017, I joined Helen White-Copper’s lab to investigate how transcription is directed during Drosophila spermatogenesis. Specifically, I study how chromatin architecture changes during terminal differentiation, how it relates to gene expression, and how it is influenced by transcriptional regulators and chromatin remodellers.