Jenifer Einstein - Graduate Student

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Short Biography

I completed my bachelors degree in Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh and then worked in several labs in academia and private industry doing bench science. My interests in neuroscience and the molecular mechanisms of learning and memory led me to the Ting Lab at MIT (now at Stanford) and then to Utah and the Shepherd lab. My PhD work focuses on characterizing Activity Regulated Cytoskeletal (Arc) containing Extracellular Vesicles (EVs) and determining how they are released from mammalian cells using in vitro and biochemical approaches. Improved understanding of Arc in this context may have implications for understanding and treating cognitive disease states, including diseases such as autism and Alzheimer’s.


Yu, Y., Li, Z., Rizzo, N., Einstein, J., and Welte, M. Targeting the motor regulator Klar to lipid droplets. BMC Cell Biology. 2011 Feb 4; 12: 9. Read Article