Priyanka completed her Ph.D in biophysics at the University of Cambridge with David Klenerman and Christopher Dobson. She then trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the Whitehead Institute and MIT with Susan Lindquist and Li-Huei Tsai. In 2020, she started her own research program at the NIH to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying risk and resilience to neurodegenerative diseases.
Zach is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab studying ApoE structure and function. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied natural genetic variation of the protein-disaggregase Hsp104 with Jim Shorter. At Penn, he was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and the 2021 Saul Winegrad Award for outstanding dissertation in biochemistry. CV
Linda is a life science researcher who is also engaged in the bioethics of CRISPR-edited cell systems and scientific public engagement. In the Narayan Lab, she is our scientific manager. She received her BSc in molecular biology and biochemistry from Simon Fraser University and her MSc in life sciences from Kyoto University. Her research has primarily focused on elucidating the role of DNA damage and epigenetic marks in chromatin biology.