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.
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.