2011 - 2015
|In September 2015, Martyna began working as a Research Assistant with Dr Michaela Frye at the Stem Cell Institute in Cambridge.|
I studied how stem cells in skin behave when exposed to external stress factors such as UV irradiation or wounding. I was interested in molecular mechanisms that needed to be activated during stress responses in order to maintain tissue integrity.
- Blanco S, Bandiera R, Popis M, Hussain S, Aleksic J, Sajini A, Gkatza N, Dietmann S, Frye M. Stem cell function and sensitivity to genotoxic stress is controlled by protein translation rates. (2016, in revision for Nature).
- Popis MC, Blanco S, Frye M. Posttranscriptional methylation of transfer and ribosomal RNA in stress response pathways, cell differentiation, and cancer. Curr Opin Oncol. 2016 Jan;28(1):65-71. PMID: 26599292.
- Blanco S, Dietmann S, Husssain S, Kutter C, Lukk M, Lombard P, Treps L, Popis M, Kellner S, Lyko F, Helm M, Ule J, Gleeson JG, Odom D, Frye M. Aberrant methylation of tRNAs links cellular stress to neuro‐developmental disorders. The EMBO journal 33.18 (2014): 2020-2039. PMID:25063673