Hi! My name is Abdallah.

I am a Ph.D. Student and NSF-GRFP Fellow in the Vos Lab at MIT Biology.

My research interests focus on how cellular and developmental identities are established. Currently I am using biochemical and structural approaches to study mammalian transcriptional regulation in order to answer broader questions about how genes are turned on/off in order to maintain cellular identities.

Before MIT, I received my B.A. ('20) in Biology from Columbia University. At Columbia I was a member of the Lomvardas Lab where I studied the role genome organization plays in establishing cell identity in olfactory sensory neurons. Additionally I was an Amgen Scholar in the Narlikar Lab at UCSF where I studied the liquid-droplet properties of heterochromatin associated proteins.

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