Lucia YangLucia Yang


B.S. University of California, Los Angeles (2019)

Current Position:

3rd Year MSTP

1st Year Graduate Student


Dr. Adrian Krainer

Graduate Program:


Research Interest:

My interests broadly include combining molecular biology and genetics to study disease. During my undergraduate years, I studied the molecular pathology of Huntington’s disease (HD) by elucidating how the mutant huntingtin protein affects cortical and striatal function and communication. My undergraduate thesis research focused on characterizing the chromatin landscape of HD knock-in mouse models. Outside of lab, I enjoy hiking, reading, baking, catching up on TV shows and movies, and annoying my cat.