Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health
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Vanasa Nageswaran

I was born in the beautiful multicultural metropolis of Berlin (Germany) and I will graduate shortly from a bachelor in biotechnology at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU CS) in Germany. I decided to study biotechnology because I was already fascinated in school with biology and with the relationship between medical and engineering processes. I am motivated to gain as much expertise as possible in terms of genetics and molecular biology and to expand my practical experience in both areas.

My biggest desire is to be able to, in the future, visit many impressive cities and countries all over the world and to be exposed to different cultures and languages. Searching for a formative working environment, I took an internship position at Babraham Institute  in Cambridge in  the Casanueva lab. My current (and fascinating!) project is to investigate the effects of dietary restriction and lipid metabolism on ageing, using the nematode (worm) C. elegans as a model system. Working in the Casanueva lab has given me the opportunity to realise first-hand the powerful genetic and molecular methods that C .elegans is well known for. I am very glad to have taken this internship in the bioscience-city of Cambridge, as I have come to realise a life-long dream!

Latest Publications

Epigenetic inheritance of proteostasis and ageing.

Li C, Casanueva O

Essays in biochemistry
60 1744-1358:191-202 (2016)

PMID: 27744335

Fitness trade-offs and environmentally induced mutation buffering in isogenic C. elegans.

MO Casanueva, A Burga, B Lehner

Science (New York, N.Y.)
335 6064:82-5 (2012)

DOI: 10.1126/science.1213491

PMID: 22174126

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)

DOI: 10.1101/gad.1575307

PMID: 18006691

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)

DOI: 10.1242/dev.01076

PMID: 15105369

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)

DOI: 10.1006/bbrc.1998.9303

PMID: 9753626