Anatomy Department

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pancreatic cancer cells have abundant autophagosomes
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immunohistochemistry of patient pancreatic ductal adenocarinoma for the transcription factor TFE3 organoids : pancreatic tumor organoids grown in culture
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Injury-activated microglia (red) in close proximity to inhibitory synapses (green) in the dorsal spinal cord
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Activated microglia (green with red nuclei) surrounding an injured motoneuron (blue) in the mouse spinal cord

Andrea Eastes

Bio: Andrea is currently a second year BMS student in the Perera lab and a recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship in 2017. Prior to coming to UCSF, she graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2015 with a degree in Biotechnology. At UK, she worked in Dr. Becky Dutch’s lab on protein trafficking in Human Metapneumovirus.

Current work: In the Perera lab Andrea is studying lysosome biology in pancreatic cancer cells and tissue and the signaling pathways that regulate lysosome biogenesis and function.

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Looking forward to: In the future, Andrea is looking forward to developing tools in the Perera lab to study the interplay between organelles and metabolism in health and disease.