Sharlene MurdochI was born and raised in Montreal, Canada where I developed a love for hockey (or ice hockey as you call it over here) and maple syrup. I studied at McGill University where I obtained a B. Sc. in Biology and went on to a Master’s in Human Genetics researching the genetic basis of Recurrent Familial Hydatidiform Moles under Dr Rima Slim. After completing this degree I went on to indulge my other loves of travel and teaching in South Korea where I taught English as a Second Language in Seoul. After five years working and having exciting adventures in exotic locales I missed being a scientist and decided to move on to an even more exotic land: Scotland. While studying for another Master’s degree at the University of Aberdeen I developed affection for rugby and Haggis though not so much for Scottish weather. After graduating I got a job as a Research Technician at King’s College London, there I was introduced to our model organism C. elegans. After two years in London I was happy to leave the hustle and bustle and overcrowded tubes to come to Cambridge join the Casanueva lab as a Senior Research Assistant. When not wrangling worms, I enjoy fitness, travel and playing board games. I’m happy to have made England my new home but still really miss hockey and decent maple syrup.
Li C, Casanueva O
Essays in biochemistry
60 1744-1358:191-202 (2016)
Niche-associated activation of rac promotes the asymmetric division of Drosophila female germline stem cells.
W Lu, MO Casanueva, AP Mahowald
10 7:e1001357 (2012)
MO Casanueva, A Burga, B Lehner
Science (New York, N.Y.)
335 6064:82-5 (2012)
A Burga, MO Casanueva, B Lehner
480 7376:250-3 (2011)
Neuronal signaling modulates protein homeostasis in Caenorhabditis elegans post-synaptic muscle cells.
SM Garcia, MO Casanueva, MC Silva
Genes & development
21 22:3006-16 (2007)
Germline stem cell number in the Drosophila ovary is regulated by redundant mechanisms that control Dpp signaling.
MO Casanueva, EL Ferguson
Development (Cambridge, England)
131 9:1881-90 (2004)
At least two receptors of asymmetric acetylcholinesterase are present at the synaptic basal lamina of Torpedo electric organ.
OI Casanueva, P Deprez, T García-Huidobro
Biochemical and biophysical research communications
250 2:312-7 (1998)
A major portion of synaptic basal lamina acetylcholinesterase is detached by high salt- and heparin-containing buffers from rat diaphragm muscle and Torpedo electric organ.
Casanueva OI, García-Huidobro T, Campos EO
The Journal of biological chemistry
273 0021-9258:4258-65 (1998)
Acetylcholinesterase accelerates assembly of amyloid-beta-peptides into Alzheimer's fibrils: possible role of the peripheral site of the enzyme.
NC Inestrosa, A Alvarez, CA Pérez
16 4:881-91 (1996)