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Department of Molecular Life Sciences

Gergely Gajda

Gergely Gajda

PhD Student

Gergely Gajda

Office Y55-K-34

Tel +41 44 635 31 63

Gergely was born in Zenta (Serbia - Yugoslavia) into the autochthonous Hungarian diaspora of Vojvodina, and received his Master’s degree in Biological Sciences (Cell Biology) at University College London (UCL) with First Class Honours. He did his thesis on the C. elegans heat shock response in Dr. Johnathan Labbadia’s lab at the UCL Institute of Healthy Ageing (IHA). During his studies, he spent a year on exchange at the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia), undertaking an undergraduate project in the Marine Genomics lab of Prof. Dr. Sandie Degnan. He also did an Erasmus+ internship in the Dr. Péter Vilmos Laboratory of Drosophila Nuclear Actin Research at the Biological Research Centre (BRC) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Szeged, Hungary). Gergely joined the Brunner lab in September 2019 as a Ph.D. student to study spatio-temporal Rho GTPase morphoregulon networks in D. melanogaster dorsal closure.