Graduate Research Highlights

March 2018: Laura Parisi

Laura Parisi

Laura Parisi, 4th-year PhD student in Prof. Atilla’s group

Notable Recent Achievements

First-Author Research Article

First-Author Review Article

Co-First-Author Perspective Article

Research Highlight

"My research focuses on understanding the roles of specific lipids during necroptosis, a unique type of programmed cell death which has been associated with pathologies including neurodegenerative diseases, ischaemia-reperfusion injuries, and cancer. I am currently investigating how very long chain fatty acids facilitate necroptosis using structure-specific “clickable” fatty acid probes.

I like being a graduate student in the Chemistry department here at UB because there is a great sense of community; everyone is really friendly, and I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to expand my research through collaborations.

Outside of the lab, I like to try new foods and spend time relaxing with my cat, Kiki."

Congratulations, Laura!

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