MCB Program Start:
BS, Biomedical Science, 2016, Northern Arizona University
Research Advisor and Department:
Dr. Daniela Zarnescu, MCB
ALS is a genetically heterogenous neurodegenerative disease resulting in the progressive death of motor neurons. A unifying pathological feature, regardless of genetic background, is the formation of cytoplasmic inclusions containing the RNA binding protein TDP-43 and mRNA. My research focuses on the translational alterations, both compensatory and neurotoxic, that result from TDP-43 complex formation.
Dr. Keith Maggert
Dr. Michael Hammer
Dr. Daniela Zarnescu
Science Education, Cooking, Dungeons and Dragons
2013 Science Demonstrations. Elementary Afterschool Program. Flagstaff, AZ
2014 Telescope Operator/Science Advocate. Festival of Science Star Party. Flagstaff, AZ.
2014 Booth Operator. Science Demonstrations. KJZZ Travel Convention. Phoenix, AZ
2014 Guest Speaker. 4H Youth Development. Flagstaff, AZ
2014 Science Demonstrations. Through â€œKids Squaredâ€ Program. Flagstaff, AZ
2014-2015 Science Demonstrations. First Friday Community Outreach. Done 5 times. Flagstaff, AZ.
2014-2015 Science Demonstrations. Second Friday Science Night. Done 4 times. Flagstaff, AZ.
2015 Clear weeds and yard debris. Second Chance Center for Animals. Done twice. Flagstaff, AZ
2015 Booth Operator. Science Demonstrations. Buckeye Airshow. Buckeye, AZ
2015 Science Advocate for Tgen. Science in the Park. Flagstaff, AZ.
2016 Guest Speaker. Liberty High School Biotech Class. Peoria, AZ.
2017 Guest Speaker. Liberty High School Biotech Class. Peoria, AZ.
2017 Judge. Biological, Engineering, and Chemical Undergraduate Research (BECUR) Conference. Tucson, AZ.
2017 Volunteer. Meet MCB. University of Arizona Molecular and Cellular Biology Department. Tucson, AZ.
2018 Booth volunteer. Tucson Festival of Books. University of Arizona Molecular and Cellular Biology Department. Tucson, AZ.
2019 Guest Speaker, Peoria School District MET Professional Academy. Peoria, AZ.
1. Colman RE, Anderson J, Lemmer D, Lehmkuhl E, Georghiou SB, Heaton H, Wiggins K, Gillece JD, Schupp JM, Catanzaro DG, Crudu V, Cohen T, Rodwell TC, Engelthaler DM. Rapid Drug Susceptibility Testing of Drug-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Isolates Directly from Clinical Samples by Use of Amplicon Sequencing: a Proof-of-Concept Study. J Clin Microbiology. 2016;54(8):2058-67.
2. Lehmkuhl, E., & Zarnescu, D. (2018). Lost in translation: Evidence for protein synthesis deficits in ALS/FTD and related neurodegenerative diseases. In Advances in Neurobiology (pp. 283-301). (Advances in Neurobiology; Vol. 20). Springer New York LLC. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-89689-2_11
2017 Center for Insect Science Travel Award
2018 ARCS Foundation Scholar
2019 NIH T32 Training Grant Recipient