About us

We are developing the next generation of anti-aging therapies based on cellular reprogramming by performing innovative translational research. We adhere to strong research integrity and ethical principles with the goal of making some of these therapies reach humans.

Meet the team

Principal investigator

Alejandro Ocampo, Principal Investigator

Alejandro Ocampo

alejandro.ocampo@unil.ch

More about Alejandro

Education:
Postdoc:
Salk Institute
PhD: University of Miami
MSc: University Santiago de Compostela
BSc: University Santiago de Compostela

Hometown:
Vigo, Spain

Research interests:
Aging and reprogramming

Hobbies:
Trail running, surfing and parenting

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Post-doctoral Fellows

Gabriela Desdín Micó. Post-doctoral Fellow Ocampo Lab

Gabriela Desdín Micó

gabriela.desdin@unil.ch

More about Gabriela

Education:
PhD:
University Autónoma of Madrid
MSc: Complutense University of Madrid
BSc: Oviedo, Asturias, Spain

Hometown:
Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba

Research interests:
Mammalian aging and immunology

Hobbies:
Reading, travelling, hiking

Kevin Pérez. Post-doctoral Fellow Ocampo Lab

Kevin Pérez

kevin.perez@unil.ch

More about Kevin

Education:
PhD:
Université de Paris, Paris, France
MSc: New York University (NYU), New York, USA
BSc: Ecole des Mines, Saint-Etienne, France

Hometown:
Paris, France

Research interests:
Aging, reprogramming, computational biology

Hobbies:
Chess, tennis and guitar

Alberto Parras, Post-doctoral fellow

Alberto Parras

alberto.parras@unil.ch

More about Alberto

Education:
PhD:
University Autónoma of Madrid
MSc: University Autónoma of Madrid
BSc: University Pablo de Olavide

Hometown:
Seville, Spain

Research interests:
Mammalian aging and in vivo reprogramming

Hobbies:
Triathlon, board games and hiking

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PhD Students

Francesco Morandini, Master Student in Ocampo Lab

Francesco Morandini

francesco.morandini@epfl.ch

More about Francesco

Education:
MSc:
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
BSc: Università degli Studi di Padova

Hometown:
Vicenza, Italy

Research interests:
Aging, computational biology

Hobbies:
Running, videogames, guitar, drawing

Calida Mrabti, PhD. Student

Calida Mrabti

calida.mrabti@unil.ch

More about Calida

Education:
Business Foundation Certificate:
INSEAD, France
MSc: Sorbonne Université
BSc: Université Paul Sabatier

Hometown:
Toulouse, France

Research interests:
Skin aging, epigenetics and in vivo reprogramming

Hobbies:
Traveling, singing and horse riding

Patrick T. Paine, PhD. Student in Ocampo Lab

Patrick T. Paine

Patrick.paine@unil.ch

More about Patrick

Education:
MSc:
California Polytechnic State University
BSc: University of Oregon

Hometown:
Carbondale, IL, USA

Research interests:
Aging and translational applications of epigenetic reprogramming

Hobbies:
Guitar, hiking and travelling

 

Nibrasul Haque Kamaludeen Mariyath, PhD. Student

Nibrasul H. Kamaludeen Mariyath

nibrasul.haque@unil.ch

More about Nibrasul

Education:
MSc:
IISER Pune
BSc: IISER Pune

Hometown:
Trivandrum, India

Research interests:
Epigenetics and aging in multiple model organisms

Hobbies:
Photography, movies and cooking

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Laboratory Technician

Clémence Varidel, Laboratory technician in Ocampo Lab

Clémence Varidel

clemence.varidel@unil.ch

More about Clémence

Education:
CFC:
Ecole Supérieure de la Santé

Hometown:
Chavannes-près-Renens, Switzerland

Research interests:
Biology, cell biology and medical sciences

Hobbies:
Hiking, travelling, skiing and violin

 

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Master Students

Cheyenne Rechstein, Master Student in Ocampo Lab
More about Cheyenne

Education:
MSc:
ETH Zurich
BSc: ETH Zurich

Hometown:
Basel, Switzerland

Research interests:
Aging and epigenetic reprogramming

Hobbies:
Wheel gymnastics

Lucas Schoenfeldt, Master Student in Ocampo Lab
More about Lucas

Education:
MSc:
University of Lausanne
BSc: University of Lausanne

Hometown:
Village-Neuf, France

Research interests:
Epigenetics, pharmacology and chemical reprogramming 

Hobbies:
Cooking, board games and reading

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Alumni

Thank you to all former members for their contribution to the Ocampo Lab.

See the former members

Achille Mariotti
Master student from October 2020 to December 2020
Currently: Master student at the University of Lausanne

Fabrice Battiston
Master student from October 2020 to December 2020
Currently: Master student at the University of Lausanne

Vincent Rapp
Master student from October 2019 to December 2019
Currently: Master student at the University of Lausanne

Letizia Giovagnoli
Erasmus student from March 2019 to July 2019
Currently: Master student at the University of Trieste

Noé Crespo
PhD student from February 2019 to June 2019
Currently: Valencia

Awards

FENS

“Excellent Paper in Neuroscience 2019”

1st Prize: Alberto Parras

FENS Forum, Glasgow

CBM

“Best original research 2019”

1st Prize: Alberto Parras

CBMSO, Madrid

Fundación Pfizer

“Innovation Awards for Young investigator 2019”

1st Prize: Alberto Parras

 Pfizer Fundation, Madrid

Ciberned

“Innovation Awards for Young investigator 2019"

1st Prize: Alberto Parras

Ciberned, Valencia

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