- Research Program Mentor
PhD at University of Wisconsin
Cell biology, neuroscience, biochemistry, scientific writing/presentation.
BioI am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University researching the cell biology of lipid metabolism and neurodegeneration. I completed my PhD in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During my time as a graduate student, I uncovered novel mechanisms of how proteins move specifically between organelles within human cells. As an undergraduate student, I majored in Chemistry and Neuroscience at Baldwin-Wallace University. I was gifted a rare opportunity as a high school student to work in a neuroscience lab at the University of Michigan. Working with graduate students and postdocs at that age had a profound impact on my understanding of science and education. I hope that I am able to share with you my enthusiasm for science!
Evaluation of intracellular highways: how proteins are made and trafficked in mammalian cells.
This project is designed to open the world of cell biology up to you. The synthesis, movement, and turnover of proteins at the cellular level involves a myriad of regulators and pathways that are incompletely understood. Your research will explore emerging ideas in the field of cell biology and culminate in a research paper detailing the big questions that are driving scientific discovery today, including: - How are proteins sorted at different organelles? - How do molecular motors move cargoes throughout cells? - What human diseases result from trafficking dysfunction?