My name is Trisha Zintel (she/her/hers), and I am a postdoc in the SMack Lab. I am broadly interested in evolved changes in gene expression and cell biology among primates, and how these changes play a role in known interspecies differences in organism-level phenotypes (e.g. disease). I completed my BA in Biology at Arcadia University with a thesis on the effects of tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-47) on Drosophila development. I did my PhD at UMass Amherst on evolved changes in brain gene expression among primates, focusing primarily on shifts in cellular respiration with proximity to human. Outside of work, I like to draw, paint, and play The Sims.
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