Zamia

 

Zamia Diaz was a research specialist in the lab from June 2009-June 2012. She graduated from Swarthmore College with a BA in Biology (2009). Zamia is originally from Miami, FL. Zamia went on to pursue her BSN/MSN at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

Publications

Kim*, H.J., N.C.Kim*, Y.D. Wang*, E.A. Scarborough*, J. Moore*, Z. Diaz*, K.S. MacLea, B. Freibaum, S. Li, A. Molliex, A.P. Kanagaraj, R. Carter, K.B. Boylan, A.M. Wojtas, R. Rademakers, J.L. Pinkus, S.A. Greenberg, J.Q. Trojanowski, B.J. Traynor, B.N. Smith, S. Topp, A.S. Gkazi, J. Miller, C.E. Shaw, M. Kottlors, J. Kirschner, A. Pestronk, Y.R. Li, A.F. Ford, A.D. Gitler, M. Benatar, O.D. King, V.E. Kimonis, E.D. Ross, C.C. Weihl, J. Shorter, and J.P. Taylor^. (2013). Mutations in prion-like domains in hnRNPA2B1 and hnRNPA1 cause multisystem proteinopathy and ALS. Nature. 495:467-473. pdf file link (*Co-first author).

M. Armakola, Higgins, M.J., Figley, M.D., Barmada, S.J., Scarborough, E.A., Diaz, Z., Fang, X., Shorter, J., Krogan, N.J., Finkbeiner, S., Farese Jr., R.V., and Gitler, A.D. (2012). Inhibition of RNA lariat debranching enzyme suppresses TDP-43 toxicity in ALS disease models. Nat. Genet.44:1302–1309. pdf file link

Couthouis, J., M.P. Hart, R. Erion, Z. Diaz, T. Nakaya, F. Ibrahim, H.J. Kim, J. Mojsilovic-Petrovic, D. Clay-Falcone, L. Elman, L. McCluskey, R. Greene, R.G. Kalb, V.M. Lee, J.Q. Trojanowski, G.A. Nicholson, I.P. Blair, O.D. King, N.M. Bonini, V.M. Van Deerlin, Z. Mourelatos, J. Shorter, and A.D. Gitler. (2012). Evaluating the role of the FUS/TLS-related gene EWSR1 in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Hum. Mol. Genet. 21(13):2899-911. pdf file link

Couthouis, J., M.P. Hart, J. Shorter, M. DeJesus-Hernandez, R. Erion, R.E. Oristano, X.A. Liu, D. Ramos, N. Jethava, D. Hosangadi, J. Epstein, A. Chiang, Z. Diaz, T. Nakaya, F. Ibrahim, H.J. Kim, J.A. Solski, K.L. Williams, J. Mojsilovic-Petrovic, C. Ingre, K. Boylan, N. Graff-Radford, D. Dickson, D. Clay-Falcone, L. Elman, L. McCluskey, R. Greene, R.G. Kalb, V.M.Y. Lee, J.Q. Trojanowski, A.C. Ludolph, W. Robberecht, P.M. Andersen, G.A. Nicholson, I.P. Blair, O.D. King, N.M. Bonini, V. Van Deerlin, R. Rademakers, Z. Mourelatos, and A.D. Gitler. (2011). A yeast functional screen predicts new candidate ALS disease genes. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 108(52):20881-90. pdf file link

Sun, Z.*, Z. Diaz*, X. Fang, M.P. Hart, A. Chesi, J. Shorter and A.D. Gitler. (2011). Molecular determinants and genetic modifiers of aggregation and toxicity for the ALS disease protein FUS/TLS. PLoS Biology. 9(4): e1000614 (*Co-first author). pdf file link

Diaz, Z., K.B. Xavier, and S.T. Miller. (2009). The Crystal Structure of the Escherichia coli Autoinducer-2 Processing Protein LsrF. PLoS ONE 4(8):e6820. pdf link

 

 

 

 

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