Senior Student (Defended 01/09/2018)
Dissertation Mentor: Karen List, PhD
Grants, Awards, Scholarships:
2017 - 2018 DeRoy Testamentary Fellowship
2016-2017 Thomas C. Rumble University Graduate Fellowship
2015 American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Special Symposium on Membrane-Anchored Serine Proteases, 3rd Place Poster Presentation.
NRSA T32 Training Grant Fellowship Reappointment 2015-2016
The 41st Annual Pharmacology Research Colloquium, Michigan State University, June 6th, 2014
"Role of TMPRSS13 in breast cancer". 2nd Place Poster Presentation Competition
NRSA T32 Training Grant Fellowship 2014-2015
CB Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship
Cancer Biology Director's Award
Type II transmembrane serine proteases as potential targets for cancer therapy. Murray AS, Varela FA, List K. Biol Chem. 2016;397:815-26.
Zoratti GL, Tanabe LM, Varela FA, Murray AS, Bergum C, Colombo É, Lang JE, Molinolo AA, Leduc R, Marsault E, Boerner J, List K. Targeting matriptase in breast cancer abrogates tumour progression via impairment of stromal-epithelial growth factor signalling. Nat Commun. 2015;6:6776.
Miller GS, Zoratti GL, Murray AS, Bergum C, Tanabe LM, List K. HATL5: A Cell Surface Serine Protease Differentially Expressed in Epithelial Cancers. PLoS One. 2014;9:e87675.
Michigan State University, BS Microbiology/Human Biology
Traverse City, MI