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Edward Waddell, Ph.D.

Department of Neuroscience,
University of Pennsylvania


2012   A.S. Liberal Arts and Science — Camden County College, Camden, NJ

2014   B.S. Biological Sciences, Organismal and Physiological Concentration — Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 

2019   M.S. Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum, School of Education — Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

2019   Ph.D. Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences — Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA  

2019-Present PennPORT fellow, Department of Neuroscience — University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Research Mentor: Greg Bashaw, Ph.D.

Research Topic: I will be using Drosophila melanogaster to investigate the mechanisms regulating neuronal morphogenesis. 

Teaching Interests: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Neurobiology, Physiology 


Waddell EA, Viveiros JM, Robinson EL, Sharoni MA, Latcheva NL, Marenda DR. Extramacrochaetae promotes branch and bouton number via the sequestration of Daughterless in the cytoplasm of neurons. In Resubmission Developmental Neurobiology. 

Fiocca K, Barrett M, Waddell EA, Viveiros JM, McNair C, O’Donnell S, Marenda DR. (2019) Mannitol ingestion causes concentration-dependent, sex-biases mortality in in adults of the fruit fly (Drosophiila melanogaster). PLoS ONE. 14(5): e0213760 

Latcheva NK, Viveiros JM, Waddell EA, Nguyen PTT, Liebl FLW, and Marenda DR. (2018) Epigenetic crosstalk: Pharmacological inhibition of HDAC’s can rescue defective synaptic morphology and neurotransmission phenotypes associated with loss of the chromatin reader Kismet. Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience. 87:77-85. 

D’Rozario M, Zhang T, Waddell EA, Zhang Y, Sahin C, Sharoni MA, Hu T, Nayal M,      Kutty K, Liebl FLW, Hu W, and Marenda DR. (2016) Type I bHLH proteins Daughterless and TCF4 restrict neurite branching and synapse formation by repressing Neurexin in postmitotic neurons. Cell Reports. 15(2):1-12. 



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