I am currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Molecular Biology in the Arnesen lab, Department of Biomedicine, University of Bergen. I also have a BSc and MSc in Molecular Biology from the University of Bergen. After finishing my MSc, I worked for approximately 1.5 years as a research engineer in the Arnesen lab.
My Ph.D. project concerns a protein family called N-terminal acetyltransferases (NATs) that transfer an acetyl group from Ac-CoA to the N-terminus of specific substrates, regulating, among others, their function, subcellular localization, or turnover. We want to investigate the relevance of known NATs in health and disease and characterize novel, putative NATs. My scientific interests are cell biology and cellular phenotyping to decipher the biological impact of proteins on a cellular level.