A.NiaAnna Nia
Year in Program: GY1
Undergrad University: University of California-Los Angeles (BS-neuroscience, MS-bioengineering)
Mentor: Mark Emmett, PhD 
Graduate Program: Molecular Biophysics Educational Track (BMB)

Anna Nia

Anna is currently conducting large data analysis using various bioinformatics and machine learning tools to characterize transcriptomics, lipidomics and proteomics datasets collected from different experimental conditions in order to identify the effects of different types and dosages of radiation. As we combine our transcriptomic, proteomic, and lipidomic datasets, we hope to identify more complex gene relationships to find new biomarkers and potentially new therapeutic approaches.
  • Multi Negative Feedback Loops and Nonlinear Time-Delays in a Mathematical Model of Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) Signaling in Vascular Endothelial Cells, Journal of eScholarship, University of California, August 2015, Link to Publication: https://escholarship.org/uc/item/5m96170m

Abstracts and Research Presentations

  • An Integrated Omics Approach to Define the Molecular Mechanisms of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Induced by Low Dose, High-Energy, High Charge Ions (HZE), NASA Human Investigator Conference, Galveston, TX, January 2018, Brooke L. Barnette, Anna M. Nia, Shinji K. Strain, Cheryl F. Lichti, Yongjia Yu, Robert L. Ullrich, and Mark R. Emmett
  • Multi-Negative Feedback Loops and Nonlinear Time-Delays in a Mathematical Model of Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) Signaling in Vascular Endothelial Cells, Poster Presentation, American Physician Scientists Association (APSA), October 2015, Texas A&M Health Science Center, College of Medicine, College Station, Texas
  • Role of SNAP-25 Ubiquitination in Neurotransmitter Release, Poster Presentation, 15th Annual Science Poster Session, May 2012, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA
  • Role of SNAP-25 Ubiquitination in Neurotransmitter Release, Poster Presentation, 13th Annual Neuroscience Poster Session, May 2012, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA
  • Strategies to Study the Role of Fast Dynamic Ubiquitination at Synapses, Invited Oral Presentation, 37th West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference, April 2012, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA  
  • Strategies to Study the Role of Fast Dynamic Ubiquitination at Synapses, Poster Presentation, Department of Neurobiology Retreat, March 2012, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA