Ana is a postdoctoral scientist in the Vincent Lab. She obtained her MSc in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Coimbra (Portugal) in 2013.
During her PhD at Geert Kops lab at the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht (the Netherlands), Ana used patient-derived tumour organoids to determine the levels of chromosomal instability in colorectal cancer and its impact on tumour heterogeneity.
Ana joined the lab in January 2020 and was awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. She is studying how a tissue subject to acute or chronic stress can replace defective cells with healthy ones, ensuring the formation of a functioning organ. Ana uses fruit flies to answer these questions.