Dr. Fernando Gomez
Visiting Lecturer, Biology
Profile
Grants and Fellowships

UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA                                                                     
2011-present

Whitcomb Fellowship, UCLA                                                                                                   
2008-2011

Presentations

1. Stress, Aging and Pathogenesis in C. elegans**                                
August 2010, Madison, WI

2. International C. elegans Research Conference*                             
June 2010, Los Angeles, CA

3. FASEB Conference**                                                                                    
April 2010, Anaheim, CA

4. Keystone Conference on Mitochondrial Dynamics and Physiology**   
July 2009, Carefree, AZ

5. Gordon Research Conference on Aging*                                           
February 2009, Ventura, CA

*Fernando Gomez, Ryoichi Saiki, Randall Chin, Chandra Srinivasan and Catherine F. Clarke. Follow the Coenzyme Q road: Characterizing Two coq-3 Mutants in C. elegans.

**Fernando Gomez, Ryoichi Saiki, Randall Chin, Chandra Srinivasan and Catherine Clarke. Characterizing a coq-3 mutation that extends life span in C. elegans.

Publications
Articles

Gomez F, Monsalve G, Tse V, Saiki R, Weng E, Lee, Srinivasan C, Frand A and Clarke C. Delayed accumulation of intestinal coliform bacteria enhances life span and stress resistance in Caenorhabditis elegans fed respiratory deficient E. coli. BMC Microbiology (2012) 12: 300.

Gomez F, Saiki R, Chin R, Srinivasan S and Clarke C. Restoring de novo coenzyme Q biosynthesis in Caenorhabditis elegans coq-3 mutants yields profound rescue compared to exogenous coenzyme Q supplementation. Gene (2012) Sept.10; 506 (1): 106-16.

Lomenick B, Hao R, Jonai N, Chin R, Aghajan M, Warburton S, Wang J, Wu RP, Gomez F, Loo JA, Wohlschlegel JA, Vondriska TA, Pelletier J, Herschman H, Clardy J, Clarke C and Huang J. Target identification using drug affinity responsive target stability (DARTS). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2009) 106 (51).


Education
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles 2012
Molecular Biology
Contact Information
(804) 287-6339