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Abdiasis Hussein

Mr. Abdiasis is a PhD candidate in the department of biochemistry performing his thesis research in the laboratory of Professor Hannele Ruohola-Baker. He previously studied an intermediate pluripotent step, embryonic diapause, which disrupts the transition from the pre-implantation na├»ve to post-implantation primed embryonic. He foun that diapause has a distinct lipid metabolic profile compared to…

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Darrian Bugg

Ms. Bugg is an M3D graduate student in Pathology performing her Ph.D. thesis studies in the Davis Lab focusing on how various cardiac fibroblast cell state changes affect cardiac physiology over time. In particular she is focusing on understanding how fluid these changes are and if there is the possibility to revert to a healthy…

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Maria Janowska

Dr. Janowska is a post-doctoral researcher in the Klevit laboratory. Her interests lie in understanding the biochemistry of the protective mechanisms utilized by proteins to prevent the formation of toxic protein aggregates in the brain.  When she is not at work, she enjoys the beautiful Pacific Northwest, either skiing or hiking, and when stationary at…

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Rachel Knopp

Dr. Knopp is a postdoctoral researcher working under Dr. William (Bill) Banks and Dr. Michelle (Shelly) Erickson. Her research focuses on blood-brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction during normal aging and in age-related diseases. Dr. Knopp’s main projects include 1) evaluating the age-specific effects of senolytic treatment to protect against BBB-dysfunction; and 2) characterizing the response of…

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Stephan Raiders

Mr. Raiders is a PhD candidate in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Ph.D. program. He performs his research in the lab of Dr. Aakanksha Singhvi, studying molecular interactions between neurons and their supporting cells, glia, using the small nematode worm, C. elegans. Mr. Raiders studies the pruning of sensory neurons by associated glial cells and…

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Ryan Rossner

Mr. Rossner is a graduate student in the M3D Ph.D. program studying the role of flavin-containing monooxygenase proteins in aging. He is performing his Ph.D. thesis under the mentorship of Dr. Kaeberlein. He was awarded a position on the Genetic Approaches of Aging Training Grant in 2016 and is currently a pre-doctoral trainee in the…

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