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ESR 6 - Pamella Marie Sendon

Development of Novel Mouse Models Carrying Specific Mitochondrial DNA mutations


I graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Biology Major in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines and a Master of Agriculture Major in Agronomy at Kyungpook National University, South Korea. I worked at the International Rice Research Institute tackling on abiotic stress-tolerance in rice and at the Institute of Plant Breeding-University of the Philippines Los Baños on genomics-assisted discovery of molecular markers in sugarcane for disease resistance. 

Immersion on the above mentioned has helped me acquire a range of scientific research experience and although my background is more on molecular plant biology, I have always wanted to explore and dig deeper in the field of biomedical science, specifically, mitochondrial biology. By joining the ITN REMIX, I hope to understand how mutations and other genetic perturbations may lead to mitochondrial dysfunction and how they are associated to ageing and human diseases. 


Pamella Marie Sendon

AG Stewart, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing

Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 9b
50931 Köln

Telephone +49-221-37970-695
E-mail psendon(at)