I’m a PhD candidate in Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley. I love all the weird ways in which genes are regulated. How did all these different types of regulation evolve and what does that mean for cells today? This has led me to study cancer cells, stem cells, and even some strange organisms called ciliates. Currently, I study RNA splicing through a combination of experiments and mathematical models.

Cocaine use slices and dices RNA in mouse brain cells

The analysis of epigenetic changes caused by cocaine use adds to the evidence that substance use disorders are rooted in biology

Meet the warty comb jelly, the only animal with a disappearing anus

Its anus appears and disappears every time it needs to poop, at least every hour. That's just one strange facet of comb jelly biology

Top-ranking baboons age the fastest. Is it worth it?

New research looks at the epigenetic effects of social status in baboons