David B. Doroquez, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Ph.D., Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007

B.S., Biology, Santa Clara University, 1999

Funding: NIH Institutional NRSA, Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Funded by a PKD fellowship and 2T32NS007292 NIH Neuroscience Postdoc Training grant. I am studying the mechanisms by which ciiary proteins are trafficked to and within sensory neuron cilia. Together with Oktay Kaplan and Oliver Blacque, I recently described a role for endocytosis in shaping sensory cilia morphology (Kaplan, Doroquez, et al., 2012). I am currently working with Cristina Berciu and Daniela Nicastro to optimize methods for correlative light and electron microscopy and performing a high resolution ultrastructural analysis of sensory cilia using tomography. When not in the lab I enjoy playing with my daughters, exercising, the outdoors, local New England activities, and alpacas.


Doroquez DB*, Berciu C*, Anderson JR, Sengupta P, Nicastro D. (2014) A high-resolution morphological and ultrastructural map of anterior sensory cilia and glia in C. elegans. eLife. In Press *equal contributions

Kaplan OI*, Doroquez DB*, Cevik S, Bowie RV, Clarke L, Sanders AA, Kida K, Rappoport JZ, Sengupta P, Blacque OE. (2012) Endocytosis genes facilitate protein and membrane transport in C. elegans sensory cilia. Curr Biol. 22: 451-60 [PubMed]

With 2004 & 2007 Boston Red Sox World Series trophies at Fenway Park for Day of Remembrance Red Cross Blood Drive.
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