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SUZANNE ANGELI, PHD

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Assistant Professor, P. I.

I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana to Honduran-immigrant parents. As a kid, I was very interested in astro-physics and anatomy. However, it was in my genetic class as an undergraduate at Tulane University where I became fascinated in the genetics of disease. I went on to receive my B.S. in Cell and Molecular biology. I attended graduate school at University of California, San Francisco, where I studies the group of genetically inherited neurodegenerative diseases known as polyglutamine diseases. For my postdoctoral studies, I would incorporate how aging contributes to age-related diseases. I studied how environmental mitochondrial toxins, such as the heavy metal manganese, could contribute to Parkinson’s disease, using C. elegans as a model. My interests eventually became more focused to understand how mitochondrial stress responses modulate aging. I am currently interested in studying the relationship between the mitochondrial permeability transition pore and the mitochondrial unfolded protein response and their relationship to aging and age-related disease.

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TIMBER MATTSON

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Undergraduate Research Assistant

I'm an undergraduate Biochemistry major at the University of Maine expecting to graduate in May 2024. I've always been interested in learning about the biological processes that keep all living things going, as well as the effects that stress, toxins, and diet have on those processes. I would like to focus on how these effects contribute to metabolic and neurodegenerative disorders, and in the future plan to develop new treatments or preventative measures for those suffering from these diseases.

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SETH ASHBY

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Undergraduate Research Assistant

I'm a biochemistry major and I'm interested in pharmacological effects on life spans. I'm expected to graduate in 2025 May. A fun fact about me is I love to try and brew different kinds of coffee using different techniques and test how this affects their tastes.