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Annalise is a Ph.D. student at UC Santa Barbara in the Morrissey Lab. She was awarded the Karl Storz Imaging fellowship in her second year, and her research was recently featured on the NIH Director’s Blog.
We are interested in a simple question: how does a cell build a peroxisome? I use genetic and microscopy tools to answer questions about protein quality control mechanisms within the cell.
Surenna Pecchia is a 5th year Ph.D. student in Max Wilson’s lab at UC Santa Barbara. She is from Chelmsford, Massachusetts and received her B.S. in Biology from UMass Lowell.