Julia Alison Loose, BS

  • Graduate Student Researcher

Julia’s research interests are focused on reproductive biology. They stem from a fascination with development as well as a realization of the importance of research in reproductive biology for human health. Julia is currently pursuing this area of research in the context of aging. As a graduate student in Arjumand Ghazi’s lab Julia is currently studying the impact of reproduction on aging, by utilizing the model organism C. elegans. With this tool the lab has been examining how disrupting the germline intrinsic process of meiosis impacts the aging of the organism. 

Education & Training

  • BS, Biology, Susquehanna University, 2016
  • PhD, Molecular Genetics and Developmental Biology, University of Pittsburgh, 2016-Present

Selected Publications

Amrit FRG, Naim N, Ratnappan R, Loose, JA, Mason C, Steenberge L, McClendon TB, Wang G, Driscoll M, Yanowitz JL and Ghazi A*. 2019. The longevity-promoting factor, TCER-1, acts cell non-autonomously to repress stress resistance and innate immunity. Nature Communications, 10(1), pp.1-16. * Corresponding author