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Dr Alexis L Braun

Dr  Alexis L Braun

Postdoctoral Research Associate : Kimata Group


Cell Cycle

Developmental Biology

CRISPR/Cas9 genomic editing

Fly genetics

Cell Cycle Development Group
Department of Genetics
University of Cambridge
Downing street
Cambridge CB2 3EH


2015 - Present: Post-Doctoral Research Associate. Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, UK
2011 - 2015: PhD in Developmental Biology. Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK
2009 - 2011: MSc in Biotechnology. Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
2003 - 2009: BSc Double Major in Biochemistry and Biology. University of Victoria, Canada

Research Interests

My current project focuses on the role that the cell cycle plays in differentiation. These two processes are intrinsically interconnected in all animals with differentiated tissues, however, these two processes have mainly been studied independently. It is important to understand how these two processes are interlinked since it is often one or both that go awry in human disease.

Key Publications

Alexis L. Braun, Francesco Meghini, Gema Villa-Fombuena, Elisa M. Fernandez, Morgane Guermont, Maria D. Martin-Bermudo, Acaimo Gonzalez-Reyes, Yuu Kimata. (2017) Proteolytic control of centrosome activity by APC/C-Polo maintains oocyte fate in Drosophila

Malmberg, J., Perols, A., Varasteh, Z., Altai, M., Braun, A., Sandstrom, M., Garske, U., Tolmachev, V., Orlova, A., and Karlstrom, A.E. (2012). Comparative evaluation of synthetic anti-HER2 Affibody molecules site-specifically labelled with 111In using N-terminal DOTA, NOTA and NODAGA chelators in mice bearing prostate cancer xenografts. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 39, 481-492.

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