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Cecilia Sedano                                                    
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University                       
Fairchild Research Building D311                                                                         csedano@stanford.edu

299 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94035-5124

Education

2008 – 2014                Stanford University
           Ph.D. in Genetics (completed Jan 27, 2014)
                                  
2002 – 2005               University of California, Los Angeles
           Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics

Research Experience

2014                            Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Stanford University
                                   Advisor: Peter Sarnow
Project: Roles of two long noncoding RNAs in hepatitis C virus growth in normal and transformed liver cells

2009 – 2014                Ph.D. Student, Department of Genetics, Stanford University
Advisor: Peter Sarnow
Project: The role of the 5’-3’ exoribonuclease Xrn2 in RNA virus infection

2007 – 2008               Research Associate, Department of Genetics, Stanford University
Advisor: Douglas Vollrath
Project: Mapping a genetic modifier of MerKD retinal degeneration

2004 – 2007                Undergraduate Student and Post-Baccalaureate Scholar, Department of Biological Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles
Advisor: Elizabeth Neufeld
Project: Development of a novel method to deliver therapeutic drugs to the brain using RNA aptamers

2001 and 2002            Summer Intern, Protein Chemistry Department, Chiron Corporation Advisor: John Hall
Project: Purification of HIV and HCV proteins for therapeutics and diagnosis

Publications

Sedano CD and Sarnow P. (in press). Hepatitis C virus subverts liver-specific miR-122 to protect the viral genome from exoribonuclease Xrn2. Cell Host and Microbe.

Sedano CD and Sarnow P. MiRNAs and HCV infection. Seminars in Liver Disease. (Review in preparation).

Sedano CD and Sarnow P. The role of the exoribonuclease Xrn2 in poliovirus infection. (Manuscript in preparation).

Chen CH, Dellamaggiore KR, Ouellette CP, Sedano CD, Lizadjohry M, Chernis GA, Gonzales M, Baltasar FE, Fan AL, Myerowitz R, Neufeld EF. Aptamer-based Endocytosis of a Lysosomal Enzyme. PNAS. 2008 Oct; 105(41):15908-13.

Recent Oral Presentations

2013                3rd Annual Bay Area Symposium on Viruses, May 23, 2013, Berkeley, CA

Current Issues in Genetics, May 17, 2013, Stanford, CA

UC Berkeley 14th Annual Microbiology Student Symposium, April 13, 2013,
Berkeley, CA

Bay Area RNA Club, March 13, 2013, San Francisco, CA

2012                Stanford Genome Training Program Meeting, November 1, 2012, Stanford, CA

Stanford Microbiology and Immunology Departmental Retreat, October 12, 2012, Santa Cruz, CA

19th International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and Related Viruses, October 8, 2012, Venice, Italy

3rd Annual Symposium on Genomics and Personalized Medicine, April 20, 2012, Menlo Park, CA

2011                Stanford Genome Training Program Meeting, May 12, 2011, Stanford, CA

Recent Poster Presentations

“The Role of the Exoribonuclease Xrn2 in RNA Virus Infection”
Apr 2013        Positive Sense RNA Viruses Keystone Symposia, Boston, MA
Oct 2012         Stanford Microbiology and Immunology Departmental Retreat, Santa Cruz, CA
Sept 2012       Stanford Genetics Departmental Retreat, Seaside, CA

“Modulation of Hepatitis C Virus RNA Abundance by the Micro-Regulator Xrn2”
Oct 2011         Stanford Microbiology and Immunology Departmental Retreat, Santa Cruz, CA
Sept 2011       Stanford Genetics Departmental Retreat, Seaside, CA
Sept 2011       18th International Symposium on HCV Virus and Related Viruses, Seattle, WA

“The Role of 3’-end Modifications on miRNA Turnover and Function”
Oct 2012         Stanford Microbiology and Immunology Departmental Retreat, Santa Cruz, CA
Sept 2011       Stanford Genetics Departmental Retreat, Seaside, CA

Honors and Awards

2014                NHGRI Advances in Genomics Research Summer Program 2014 Fellow

2008 – 2013    Stanford Genome Training Program Fellowship

2013                Stanford Biosciences Office of Graduate Education Leadership in Diversity Award

2013                Positive Sense RNA Viruses Keystone Symposia – National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Ancillary Training Program Scholarship

2012                19th International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and Related Viruses Travel Award

2012                Rising Environmental Leaders Program (RELP) Fellow, Stanford University Woods Institute for the Environment

2005 – 2007    Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles

2004 – 2005    Center for Academic and Research Excellence (CARE) Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles

Relevant Coursework

Mar 2014         Novartis Drug Discovery and Development Project Simulation, Stanford University School of Medicine

Apr 2011         “Leadership Laboratories,” GSBGEN 559, Stanford University Graduate School of Business

Nov 2010        “Leadership from the Inside Out: Know Thyself Before You Lead Others,” Stanford University Graduate School of Business

Leadership and Service

2011 – 2012    President, Biomedical Association for the Interest of Minority Students (BioAIMS), Stanford University School of Medicine

2011 – 2012    Graduate Student Representative, Committee on Graduate Admissions and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine

2010 – 2012    Co-Founder and Co-Organizer, Diversifying Academia and Beyond: Career Development Trip to Washington, DC, Stanford University School of Medicine

2010 – 2011    Secretary, Biomedical Association for the Interest of Minority Students, (BioAIMS), Stanford University School of Medicine

Teaching Experience

2010 – 2011    AP Biology Laboratory Teaching Assistant, William C. Overfelt High School, San Jose, CA

Summer 2011  Laboratory Teaching Assistant – Molecular Biology, Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY)
2010                Science Communicator, Stanford at the Tech Outreach Program, the Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA

2010                Science Writer and English-Spanish Translator, “Ask a Geneticist” Website, Online Exhibit for the Tech Museum of Innovation

Professional Activities

2013 – Present      Member, American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

2013 – Present      Member, Association for Women in Science (AWIS), Palo Alto Chapter

Oct 2011               SACNAS 2011 Conference Panelist: “Insights Into Choices During Graduate School Applications,” SACNAS National Conference, San Jose, CA

Citizenship

United States of America and Peru

Skills

Languages: Fluent bilingual in both English and Spanish
Programming Languages: R, Perl (basic)

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