Isaiah Toth, graduate student
Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology Program
Hi, my name is Isaiah and I am an Arizona native! I first attended the UofA as an undergraduate majoring in Biochemistry and had the privilege to conduct research in Mark Beilstein's lab. I constructed and maintained CRISPR knockout and knockdown plant lines that disrupted the RNA-directed DNA methylation pathway as well as respiratory burst oxidase homologs. From my early research experiences, I had the opportunity to cultivate my scientific curiosity, so much that I decided to stay at the UofA to pursue a Ph.D. to deepen my understanding of cell signaling pathways and their mechanisms. I am actively defining the mTORC2 cell migration pathway in breast cancer. When I am away from the lab bench, I am likely taking a Peloton bike class, experimenting with new cooking recipes, or attending a UofA sporting event! BearDown!