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Sadovsky, Matheus

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Cell Biology, Cell Signaling, Developmental Biology

“I am interested in research questions involving cell and developmental biology; specifically, understanding how signaling pathways drive cell fate and contribute to the structure and function of an organ system. Because several human diseases arise from malfunctions of cellular mechanisms, research in this area is important for expanding our understanding of cells and designing targeted treatments.”

Roland, Abigail

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Developmental Biology, Epigenetics, Epigenetics & Chromatin Biology, Molecular Biology

“I love studying epigenetics and its wide ranging applications from cancer biology to cell differentiation. In graduate school, I hope to explore the mechanisms and impacts of epigenetic regulation in normal development and disease conditions. I also have an interest in neuroscience and am interested in potentially conducting research on chromatin states epigenetic regulatory events within the brain.”

Norton, Jenna

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Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics

“My research experience has ranged from tropical ecology to identifying downstream effectors of collective cell migration, so, my interests are very broad. I am excited about how cells change shape and move and how this affects the whole animal. I am looking forward to learning more about how cells communicate with each other and furthering my scientific journey.”

Long, Katherine

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Cell Biology, Cell Signaling, Developmental Biology

“I am interested in studying cell signaling and/or the formation of tissue architecture in developmental contexts. I am also interested in exploring this topic in different model systems or tissue types.”

Huizar, Kaitlyn

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Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Developmental Biology, Neurobiology

“I am broadly interested in developmental neurobiology in the context of psychiatric illnesses and learning disabilities. Within this scope, I am interested in studying time periods ranging from perinatal through adolescence and am flexible with techniques and model systems.

Some topics of interest within include: alcohol and drug abuse, pharmacology, sleep, nutrition, stress exposure, cognition, genetics/epigenetics, biochemistry/cell/molecular biology, bioinformatics/computational biology. To list some techniques of interest: wet lab/biochemical assays, imaging (both tissue staining and fMRI), animal/human behavioral assays, and computational algorithms.”

Henley, Trevor

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Cardiovascular Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology

“I’m very interested in how cells handle ions in order to create different membrane potentials. I’m trying to look at this through the context of heart development, and cellular biology.”

de Jesus, Bailey

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Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology

“I am interested in research related to cell and developmental biology. I want to better understand how cells make and carry out decisions about division, organization, and differentiation during development.”

Barry, Aure

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Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics

“I am interested in understanding the epigenetic mechanisms that control cell fate determination, and how the dysregulation of these mechanisms can influence human health and disease.”

Addish, Sumaya

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Biochemistry, Cell Signaling, Computational Biology, Developmental Biology

“I am interested in how perturbations in cell signaling contribute to developmental and genetic disorders. In graduate school, I would like to explore this at the intersection of biochemistry, developmental biology, and regeneration while understanding the mechanisms of disease processes.”

Cho, Rae
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Cell Biology & Physiology

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Cell Biology, Chemical Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Mechanisms of Disease, Systems Biology

We study proteases that induce rapid changes in cell morphology, behavior, and identity. We are particularly interested in ones that play a role in myotube formation, muscular dystrophies, rhabdomyosarcoma, and cachexia. Our model systems include C2C12 cells, primary myoblasts, patient-derived iPSCs, and zebrafish. In addition to standard cell biology approaches, we make use of chemical biology and advanced microscopy techniques. Ultimately, we seek to identify a combination of protease inhibitors/activators that can cure musculoskeletal diseases.