Anna Caballe

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

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Dr. Anna Caballe is a biomedical researcher interested in understanding how cells undergo cellular division faithfully and appropriately as they should. Caballe obtained a PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology from King's College London, and moved to Oxford in 2016, where she currently works as a postdoctoral scientist in Professor Jordan Raff's group at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. Here she combines her training in cellular division and knowledge of molecular biology and biochemistry to study a cellular component, called the centrosome. Centrosomes are small organelles within cells that help coordinate faithful separation of our chromosomes during cellular division. In particular, she is trying to understand which proteins are required to build centrosomes and how they do so at a molecular level. In order to study these proteins in a living organism, she uses the potent genetics of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism, in combination with super-resolution microscopy.