I obtained my Bachelor’s of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Vermont in 2016. I am currently a third-year graduate student in the lab of Adam Miller at the University of Oregon studying the molecular mechanisms underlying electrical synapse development. Specifically, I am currently using biochemical, genetic, and cell biological methods to explore the roles of a PDZ-containing scaffolding protein required for electrical synapse formation in zebrafish.
Phase separation of zonula occludens proteins drives formation of tight junctions
The Hunchback temporal transcription factor determines motor neuron axon and dendrite targeting in Drosophila
S-acylated Golga7b stabilises DHHC5 at the plasma membrane to regulate desmosome assembly and cell adhesion.