Alexa Roemmich

Postdoctoral Associate

Alexa Roemmich is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Gill Lab. She first studied Biology as an undergraduate at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.  As a Ph.D. student in Dr. Diane O'Dowd's lab at University of California - Irvine, Alexa studied CRISPR-generated Drosophila models of sodium channel-mediated epilepsy. After earning her Ph.D at UCI and teaching undergraduate Biology at Ridgewater College for a year, Alexa joined the Gill lab in collaboration with University of Minnesota's Dr. Jeff Albrecht. Their work is creating C. elegans CRISPR mutants of Cyclin D1, an important cell cycle protein. The hypothesis is to knock-down Cyd1 in adult animals to improve lipid metabolism and longevity. Outside of the lab, Alexa enjoys exploring the lakes and coffee shops of Minnesota with her husband and dog.