Year entered the Ph.D. Program: Fall 2016
Research Advisor: Casey Romanoski
Research Topic: Investigating the molecular context of disease associated genetic variants
Lab phone number: (520) 626-7245
Lab web page: http://romanoskilab.com/people.htm
I am interested in the way an individual's genetic code modifies their propensity for, and progression of disease. I have specifically been looking at genetic variation in human aortic endothelial cells to investigate how the variation in a population changes the cellular response to inflammatory stimulation, similar to that found in atherosclerotic plaques in diseased arteries.