Houston, Texas, USA
Larissa Nitschke is a PhD candidate in the Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences Program at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston, Texas. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany. In 2015, she joined the laboratory of Dr. Huda Zoghbi at BCM. Her research focuses on the understanding the post-transcriptional and post-translational regulation of ATXN1, the causative gene for Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1 (SCA1).