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Office of Undergraduate Research

New Science Advisor, Marla Issac

Get a Summer Undergraduate Research Grant with guidance tailored to your discipline from our new science advisor, Marla Issac. Marla can be contacted at m-issac@northwestern.edu.

Office Hours:

Tuesdays  11am-1pm

Thursdays  1pm-3pm

Cook Hall, Room 4143

2220 Campus Drive

Marla Issac received her Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2005.  As an undergraduate at UIC, Marla conducted research in the labs of Dr. David Featherstone and Dr. Ronald Dubreuil.  Research in both labs focused on the neuromuscular junction of Drosophila.  Marla is currently a PhD candidate at Northwestern, studying the etiology and progression of Necrotizing Enterocolitis (an intestinal disorder that occurs in ~15% of premature infants), specifically looking at the involvement of beta-arrestin proteins.  Marla is currently a mentor and tutor for the Earned Honors Biology Program at Evanston Township High School, and has previously mentored STEM independent research students at Niles North High School.  Marla is passionate about science outreach and enjoys sharing her knowledge with others.