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Alexander Blythe

Alexander BlytheAlexander Blythe is a Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology double major at the University of Arizona. He currently studies translational repression of genes in motor neurons using Drosophila models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in the lab of Dr. Daniela Zarnescu, focusing on the physiological effects of cytoplasmic TAR DNA-binding protein 43 (TDP-43) aggregates in motor neurons. He is active in the CBC Ambassador program and participates in research, science outreach activities, and community service through the Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP). He plans to continue studying the molecular underpinnings of neurodegenerative disorders and contribute to ongoing biomedical research relating to neurodegeneration following graduation.