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Dominique Soldati, PhD, DHabil
Senior International Research Scholar / 2012–Present

Scientific Discipline

Cell Biology, Parasitology

Host Institution

University of Geneva

Current Position

Dr. Soldati-Favre is a professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine at the University of Geneva. She was an HHMI international research scholar from 2000 to 2010.

Current Research

Importance of Palmitoylation Cycle in Controlling Apicomplexan Motility and Organelles Biogenesis

Dominique Soldati-Favre is investigating the mechanisms enabling obligate intracellular apicomplexan parasites to establish infection. Her research aims at dissecting (1) how actomyosin-based events contribute to parasite gliding and organelle biogenesis and (2) how through reversibility, protein palmitoylation controls membrane association, sorting, and functional activities of motor complexes.

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Biography

Dr. Soldati-Favre earned her PhD degree in molecular biology from the University of Zürich in 1990. From 1991 until 1995, she conducted postdoctoral research in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology of the Stanford University School…

Dr. Soldati-Favre earned her PhD degree in molecular biology from the University of Zürich in 1990. From 1991 until 1995, she conducted postdoctoral research in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology of the Stanford University School of Medicine. In 1994, she received a research award from the Swiss Society of Microbiology for her work in the development of transfection in Toxoplasma gondii. In 2001, she received the Rodolfi Medal from the German Society for Parasitology, and she was elected a member of EMBO in 2011. She obtained her private docent degree from the University of Heidelberg in 2001. Dr. Soldati-Favre conducts research as a full professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine at the University of Geneva. She was an HHMI international research scholar from 2000 to 2010.

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Education

  • PhD, molecular biology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • DHabil, University of Heidelberg, Germany