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Adanna Alexander

Adanna  Alexander
160 Convent Avenue
Marshak J721

New York , NY 10031


  1. MCD Biology PhD Student, CUNY
  2. MARC Scholar
  3. CUNY Pipeline Scholar


Ph.D candidate, Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.
My project is geared towards understanding the cellular function of apl-1 and identifying components of the APL-1 pathway. APL-1 is the C. elegans homologue of APP, which is found in humans. APP is cleaved to produce beta amyloid peptide, which forms dense plaques--a key characteristic of the brains of Alzheimer's Disease patients. An understanding of the processing of APL-1, including its upstream and downstream targets in C. elegans, will eventually give us insight to AD and possible remedies.