Welcoming Juan Macedo to the lab

Dr Juan Macedo joined the lab on the 7th March, supported by a Swiss National Science Foundation early mobility post-doctoral fellowship.

Juan has spent the last few years at the University of Bern working with Peter Butikofer and Doris Rentsch on T. brucei biochemistry and amino acid transport. After collaborating for the last couple of years on the amino acid transporter project, it’s a great pleasure to welcome Juan to LSHTM.

Juan’s now planning to explore the processes underlying rDNA position effect in T. brucei and its potential role in rDNA transcriptional regulation in T. brucei.