Former Students

Cecily Calcopietro, Maretzky Lab, UIowa
Cecily Calcopietro
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Program: Biomedical Engineering

Research Area: The maturation and function of TACE itself depends on an interaction with the newly discovered trans-membrane proteins iRhom1, which is expressed on non-hematopoietic cells and iRhom2 which is expressed ubiquitously. I am currently focusing on evaluating the function of iRhom1 and iRhom2 in different tissues including, brain, kidney, liver, lung, and heart. 

About Me: Hometown: South Elgin, IL
Activities: University of Iowa Cheerleading, Dance Marathon

Future Plans: After I earn my undergraduate degree, I plan to go into the work force for a few years and then eventually go back and get my MBA. I am still deciding on what exactly I would like to do in the future. I am very interested in gene therapy, and also in Forensic Science. I hope to end up in one of those two fields.