Zach was a graduate student in the lab. He was in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Graduate Group. He is from York, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Chemistry in 2014. Zach conducted undergraduate research in David Colby's laboratory on detection and structural analysis of misfolded tau protein associated with Alzheimer's disease. In 2017, Zach was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Zach defended his Ph.D. thesis 'Therapeutic genetic variation revealed in diverse Hsp104 homologs'  in July, 2020. In 2021, Zach won the Saul Winegrad Award for best dissertation by a BMB student. Zach went on to pursue a post-doc with Priyanka Narayan at NIH.


March, Z.M., K. Sweeney°, H. Kim°, X. Yan°, L.M. Castellano, M.E. Jackrel, J. Lin, E. Chuang, E. Gomes, C. W. Willicott, K. Michalska, R. Jedrzejczak, A. Joachimiak, K.A. Caldwell, G.A. Caldwell, O. Shalem, and J. Shorter. (2020). Therapeutic genetic variation revealed in diverse Hsp104 homologs. eLife. 9:e57457. pdf file link (°Co-second author).

Jones, R.D., C. Enam, R. Ibarra, H.R. Borror, K.E. Mostoller, E.K. Fredrickson, J. Lin, E. Chuang, Z. March, J. Shorter, T. Ravid, G. Kleiger, and R.G. Gardner. (2020). The extent of Ssa1/Ssa2 Hsp70 chaperone involvement in nuclear protein quality control degradation varies with the substrate. Mol. Biol. Cell. 31(3):221-233. pdf file link

March, Z.M.*, K.L. Mack*, and J. Shorter. (2019). AAA+ protein-based technologies to counter neurodegenerative disease. Biophys. J. 116(8):1380-1385. pdf file link (*Co-first author).

Michalska, K.*, K. Zhang*, Z.M. March*, C. Hatzos-Skintges, G. Pintilie, L. Bigelow, L.M. Castellano, L.J. Miles, M.E. Jackrel, E. Chuang, R. Jedrzejczak, J. Shorter, W. Chiu, and A. Joachimiak. (2019). Structure of Calcarisporiella thermophila Hsp104 disaggregase that antagonizes diverse proteotoxic misfolding events. Structure. 27(3):4490463. pdf file link (*Co-first author).

March, Z. M., O.D. King, and J. Shorter. (2016). Prion-like domains as epigenetic regulators, scaffolds for subcellular organization, and drivers of neurodegenerative disease. Brain Res. 1647:9-18. pdf file link

Magin, R.S., Z.M. March, and R. Marmorstein. (2016). The N-terminal Acetyltransferase Naa10/ARD1 Does Not Acetylate Lysine Residues. J. Biol. Chem. 291(10):5270-7. pdf file link

Kramer, M.C., D. Liang, D.C. Tatomer, B. Gold, Z.M. March, S. Cherry, and J.E. Wilusz. (2015). Combinatorial control of Drosophila circular RNA expression by intronic repeats, hnRNPs, and SR proteins. Genes Dev. 29(20):2168-82. pdf file link

Morozova, O.A., Z.M. March, A.S. Robinson, and D.W. Colby. (2013). Conformational features of tau fibrils from Alzheimer's disease brain are faithfully propagated by unmodified recombinant protein. Biochemistry. 52(40): 6960-6967. pdf file link







Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
University of Pennsylvania