Graduate Student in Los Angeles, California
Albert is a graduate student in the Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology PhD program at UCLA. Currently, he is conducting dissertation research in the laboratory of Dr. Karen Reue in the Department of Human Genetics. His research focuses on the pathogenesis of Majeed Syndrome, a rare, autoinflammatory disorder caused by mutations in a key triacylgylcerol synthesis gene.
Prior to joining the PhD program at UCLA, Albert was a fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where he focused on vascular defects in the Systemic Capillary Leak Syndrome. Albert began his scientific career at UC Davis, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and completed a research project on the intestinal parasite Giardia lamblia.