• Title Research Technician – Varelas Lab
  • Education BA – Vanderbilt University
  • Office K621
  • Area of Interest Hippo signaling
    Epithelial Biology

An aspiring scholar interested in all things biology, ecology, and human health.

At the Varelas Lab, I explore the role of the Hippo signaling pathway in the lung epithelium. More specifically, I am investigating how the LATS kinases, Hippo signaling effectors, influence basal cell fate. 

I received my BA from Vanderbilt University where I studied Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology. As an undergraduate, I worked on a pilot study that sought to characterize the neurotoxic effects of MDMA abuse in humans subjects. Upon graduating, I investigated the role of GPCRs in mammalian synaptic transmission and conducted behavioral and metabolic testing on a mouse model with impaired G-signaling.

Outside of lab I enjoy live music (especially jazz), as well as camping, hiking, and backpacking. See you on the proverbial trail!

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