Ph.D. Student, Shana Elbaum Garfinkle Lab
CJ McDonald graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelors in Biochemistry in 2014. He obtained two minors: Chemistry and Microbiology. He has published in Biochemical Society Transactions and Neurochemistry International. He continued at Colorado State for a Master’s degree, focusing on the long-range biophysical interactions formed by chromatin arrays in the lab of Dr. Jeffery Hansen. He is currently at the Advanced Science Research Center working in Dr. Shana Elbaum-Garfinkle’s lab, where he is studying the phase separation of the protein Tau. This work is important in the study of a variety of neurogenerative diseases and it has recently been found that it can phase separate into liquid droplets.