Graduate Student Jacqui Yarman given the Eva L. Pancoast Memorial Fellowship

Graduate Student Jacqui Yarman received the Eva L. Pancoast Memorial Fellowships which will provide support for her to travel to Saint-Malo, France to present her dissertation research at the 19th European Drosophila Neurobiology Conference. Her thesis focuses on understanding the biological basis of aging using the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, brain as a model system and genes conserved in humans. Given the increasing age of the world’s population and prevalence of age-related diseases, this study has the potential to identify genes not previously linked to aging and inform the etiology of neurodegenerative diseases.