Marcelo D. Vinces, Ph.D.
AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow
Science Background: Molecular Microbiology
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- Work Experience
- Honors and Awards
- Selected Research Publications
- Affiliations & Memberships
- Ph.D., Molecular Microbiology, Tufts University, 2005
Dissertation: Studies on the expression and activity of Czf1p, a regulator of morphogenesis in Candida albicans.
Advisor: Carol Kumamoto
- B.A., Biology, Cornell University, 1996
- AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, 2010 to present
- Postdoctoral associate, KU Leuven (Leuven, Belgium) and Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), 2006 to 2010
Selected Honors and Awards
- BAEF Fellowship, Belgian American Educational Foundation, 2009
- Ford Foundation Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Research Council of the National Academies, 2007
- First prize, Silen Award poster competition, New England Science Symposium, Boston, MA, 2006
Selected Research Publications
- (from a total of 8 publications)
- Gemayel R*, Vinces MD*, Legendre M, Verstrepen KJ (2010) Variable tandem repeats accelerate evolution of coding and regulatory sequences.
Annual Review of Genetics 44: 445-77. (*These authors contributed equally to this work.)
- Vinces MD, Legendre M, Caldara M, Hagihara M, Verstrepen KJ (2009)
Unstable tandem repeats in promoters confer transcriptional evolvability.
- Vinces MD and Kumamoto CA (2007)
The morphogenetic regulator Czf1p is a DNA-binding protein that regulates white
opaque switching in Candida albicans.
- Vinces MD, Haas C, Kumamoto CA (2006)
Expression and activity of the Candida albicans morphogenetic regulator Czf1p.
Eukaryotic Cell 5(5):825-35.
Affiliations & Memberships
- American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
- Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
- National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Professionals (NOGLSTP)
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