Calcium signals are involved in cell death, heart development, immune response, brain function, and many other cellular processes. A doctoral candidate in biology affiliated with the Institute of NanoBioTechnology at Johns Hopkins University, Tovah Honor Aronin studies calcium signaling in yeast using fluorescent probes to track calcium concentration or the activity of calcium-dependent proteins.
Aronin is a graduate student in the NanoBioMed program funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and is now in her second year. She recently joined the lab of Kyle Cunningham, professor of biology in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. In addition, Andre Levchenko, associate professor of biomedical engineering in the Whiting School of Engineering, serves as her co-adviser. [Read more…]