MCDB Spotlights

We study the genetic basis of developmental robustness and plasticity using nematode C. elegans as a model system.
I study how admixture and population history shape the genetic risk for neurodegenerative diseases.
A cross-disciplinary foundation in biological science, while allowing students the flexibility to choose their own path of inquiry.
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.