Pedro Saavedra, Ph.D.
I received my Ph.D. in Developmental Biology from the University of Cambridge, UK, under the supervision of Dr Peter Lawrence and Dr Isabel Palacios. I used the Drosophila larval epidermis to study the link between planar cell polarity and patterning of tissues during development. Then I had a brief stint in Dr Steven Cohen lab in the IMCB, Singapore, to study how microRNA regulate metabolism and growth. In the Perrimon Lab, my research is focused on muscle degeneration. In particular, I am studying the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in muscle wasting during cancer-induced cachexia.