Mario H. Bengtson

Assistant Professor Department of Biochemistry and Tissue Biology Institute of Biology

University of Campinas, Unicamp

My research is focused on understanding the translational regulation of gene expression. It can be divided in 2 different aspects: quality control of protein synthesis and physiological regulation of gene expression. In the first aspect, I am interested in the basic mechanism of co-translational ubiquitination and degradation of proteins, and its relationship with human disease, such as neurodegeneration. In the second aspect, I want to understand how regulation of mRNA translation, which occurs during neuronal differentiation, controls this process in a systemic way and the individual mechanisms involved.

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