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Adanna Alexander

Adanna  Alexander
160 Convent Avenue
Marshak J721

New York , NY 10031
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Education:

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

Biography:

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.
 
 
 

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Biology: