Mehrdad Zarifkar '09


Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Minor: Anthropology
Hometown: Fort Collins, CO

My fellowship experience:
"I learned a lot about how a nonprofit research facility works, and how research is done in a non-academic setting."

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Mehrdad Zarifkar '09

Fellowship Overview

Fellowship Name
Crow Fellow in Genomics

Translational Genomics Research Institute

Phoenix, AZ

Aims of the Fellowship:
Large-scale genome association studies, a study that compares a population's genotype with their phenotype or physical expression of that gene, are a common way to attempt linking a disorder to a gene. It was my job to optimize the process of finding the genes that cause Alzheimer's disease.

Faculty Sponsor
Jeff Cardon, Biology & Chemistry