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Raul Castro
Graduate Student (Cancer Biology GIDP)
Lab: BSRL 317
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My research interests are oriented towards understanding the complex network changes in disease, especially aging and cancer. I would like to pursue this by using chemistry, cellular and molecular, microscopy and bioinformatics tools that lead to recognition in patterns of gene expression, upregulation of pathways and morphological changes that explain the specific components of a determined phenotype. I'm particularly interested in understanding how the cell fate is determined by the modifications in protein expression to induce or evade programmed cell death in response to biophysical and biochemical stimuli. It would have a great potential to deeply understand what are the mechanisms that trigger and execute the cell to die and highlight the importance of this pathway in the context of aging and aging-related diseases as cancer.