Institute welcomes new intern Neos Cruz

Neos Cruz is a graduate of the University of the Philippines Diliman with a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. He is interested in elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases. For his undergraduate thesis, he studied the role of neuron-specific splicing factors in regulating expression of N-TAF1, a gene implicated in X-linked Dystonia Parkinsonism.

He will be joining the institute under the group of PD Ana Westenberger for 9 months to further characterize this disease.