Graduate School Student
Layla Nassar is a fifth-year PhD student in the Department of Cell Biology. Her research investigates why a subcellular organelle called the lysosome moves and how lysosome movement is related to the metabolism of specific amino acids. Layla holds a MPhil from Yale University in Cell Biology as well as a BS in Neuroscience and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from University of Miami. She is a recipient of a 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. One of Layla’s greatest joys since starting her PhD has been in communicating research through writing, and she hopes to help others find the magic in meeting their writing goals.