I obtained a BSc degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from the University of the Philippines in 2017 before pursuing an MSc degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Bergen. I worked on my Master’s thesis at the Martinez lab (Biorecognition) and continued working on the same project for half a year as a department engineer. I am very lucky to have the opportunity to further work on this topic as I study proteostasis regulation as a therapeutic target for dopamine deficiencies as a PhD candidate at the University of Bergen. The goal of this project is to understand the role of the co-chaperone protein DNAJC12 in maintaining the homeostasis of its client proteins. I am interested in studying the structure and binding parameters of chaperone-client protein complexes, along with the biological consequences of these interactions.