Welcome to Lucia!

My name is Lucia Leal-Esteban and I have joined Prof. Fajas lab as a postdoctoral researcher in January 2019. After obtaining a B.Sc in microbiology in Colombia and a M.Sc in Clinical Laboratory at the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, I came to Lausanne to obtain a Ph.D in Molecular Life Sciences.
Under the supervision of Prof. Constam at the EPFL, my Ph.D focused on studying the role of an RNA-binding protein, Bicc1, in the development of polycystic kidneys. By conducting structure-function analysis and proteomic screenings, I studied the regulation of renal gluconeogenic enzymes and lipid metabolism by Bicc1, in the murine neonatal stage. During my postdoctoral research, my goal is to contribute to understand the role of the cyclin-dependent kinase 4, CDK4, in cancer metabolism.