B. Doroquez, Ph.D.
Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007
Biology, Santa Clara University, 1999
NIH Institutional NRSA, Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation Postdoctoral
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*, 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]
2004 & 2007 Boston Red Sox World Series trophies
at Fenway Park for Day of Remembrance Red Cross Blood