A biomarker for the rare neurodegenerative disorder Fragile X -Associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS)

Marwa in stairwell

Marwa Zafarullah is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Integrative Genetics and Genomics (IGG) graduate program. She earned her bachelor’s in agricultural sciences at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan and her master’s in IGG at UC Davis. She is currently working toward the development of a biomarker for the early diagnosis and progression of the nNeurological disorder called Fragile X -Associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS). 

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  • Winnner Best Poster award in "5th Annual Human Genomics Symposium" held on Nov 16, 2018 at UC Davis
  • Among 4 selected for Keller Pathway Fellowship this year.