People

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Photo of Daniela C. Zarnescu, the Principal Investigator

Daniela C. Zarnescu

Professor/Principal Investigator

Daniela studied Physics at University of Bucharest then received a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Penn State (2000) where she researched the role of spectrins in epithelial morphogenesis. Following postdoctoral training in molecular genetics at Emory University, in 2006, she joined the Molecular and Cellular Biology Department at University of Arizona where she continues to use Drosophila to study RNA-based mechanisms in aging and neurodegenerative diseases. While Daniela does not have much free time she enjoys art, the theatre and watching murder mysteries.

 

 

Graduate Students

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Christi Williams, Graduate Student

Christi Williams

Doctoral Candidate
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Reed Bjork

Doctoral Candidate

Lab Technician

Undergraduate Students

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Alexander Blythe is an Undergraduate Researcher

Alexander Blythe

Undergraduate Researcher
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Grace Halaufia is an Undergraduate Researcher

Grace Hala'ufia

Undergraduate Researcher
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My Duyen Tran is an Undergraduate Researcher

My Duyen Tran

Undergraduate Researcher
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Maria Macias is an Undergraduate Researcher.

Maria Macias

Undergraduate Researcher
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Zachary Hammer is an undergraduate researcher

Zachary Hammer

Undergraduate Researcher
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Nick Mortimore is an undergraduate researcher

Nick Mortimore

Undergraduate Researcher
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Carly Chellman is an undergraduate researcher

Carly Chellman

Undergraduate Researcher
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Josh Castillo is an undergraduate researcher

Josh Castillo

Undergraduate Researcher
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Eva Orozco is an undergraduate researcher in the Zarnescu lab.

Eva Orozco

Undergraduate Researcher
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Gabrielle Peterson is an undergraduate researcher in the Zarnescu lab.

Gabrielle Peterson

Undergraduate Researcher
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Hillary Cowell is an undergraduate researcher in the Zarnescu lab.

Hillary Cowell

Undergraduate Researcher
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Yana Nemanova

Undergraduate Researcher
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Deja Gamez

Undergraduate Researcher
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Rachel Hurley

Undergraduate Researcher
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Jasmine Meredith

Undergraduate Researcher
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Ciara Tetreault

Undergraduate Researcher
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Bryce Wilson

Undergraduate Researcher

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Dianne Barrameda, 2019
Dakotah Shreiner, 2019
Brittany Williams, 2019
Rachel Bear, 2019
Matthew Scandura, 2019
Gabe Birchak, 2019
Gayatri Sadachar, 2019
Stephen Yao, 2018
Matthew Chaung, 2018
Bhavani Siddegowda, 2017
Alyssa Coyne, 2017
Ben Zaepfel, 2017
Jordan Barrows, 2017
Robert Kraft, 2017
Elise Munoz, 2017
Spencer Vaughan, 2017
Danielle Mathieson, 2017
Melissa Sayegh, 2017
Abigail O’ Connor, 2017
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Braden Smith
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