Brandon Invergo

Brandon Invergo
Postdoctoral Fellow (ESPOD) - Beltrao research group

I received a bachelor's degree in Computer Science at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Terre Haute, IN, USA) in 2004. From 2004 to 2007, I worked as a research associate at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL, USA) in the lab of Lawrence H. Pinto. There, I performed electrophysiological and behavioral assays on mice to screen for mutations in the visual system. I then returned to school, to receive a master's degree in Biology (Evolutionary and Ecological Sciences) at Leiden University (Leiden, NL) in 2009. I went on to receive a PhD from The Institute of Evolutionary Biology (UPF-CSIC, Barcelona, ES) in 2013 under the supervision of Jaume Bertranpetit and Ludovica Montanucci. My thesis was on the molecular evolution of the proteins of the visual phototransduction pathway, with a focus on the influences of the topology and dynamics of molecular interactions on natural selection. In 2013, I began an ESPOD fellowship under the supervision of Pedro Beltrao (EMBL-EBI), Oliver Billker (Malaria Programme, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) and Jyoti Choudhary (Proteomics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute). In my present research, I am employing mass spectrometry and bioinformatics to study post-translational modification-based signaling in malaria-causing parasites (Plasmodium spp.).

ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8019-798X

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