Joseph Closson

  • Doctoral Student, Gardner Lab, Structural Biology Initiative

I graduated with my BS in Biochemistry from Siena College where I researched neurotransmitter protein synaptotagmin I and its relationship with lead poisoning. In 2021, I joined the Gardner Lab and started work on Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AHR), a xenobiotic sensor involved in dioxin poisoning and cancer. Specifically, I am interested in its ligand and coactivator binding mechanisms and how they work in tandem to produce unique downstream effects. Outside of the lab, I enjoy working out and cooking.