Ana Lyons, PhD

Title(s)Postdoctoral Scholar, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MAB.S.05/2012Biology, Philosophy
    Relay Graduate School of Education, New York, NYMAT06/2015Secondary Science Education
    University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CAPh.D.07/2022Integrative Biology
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    University of California, San Francisco2022  - 2024NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB)
    Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Robert H. Smith Faculty (Ido Braslavsky Lab)2022Research Fellow, BARD US-Israel Agricultural Research & Development Fund
    McMurdo Research Station2018NSF Advanced Training Program for Antarctic Research
    University of California, Berkeley2015  - 2018NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP)
    University of Stuttgart, Germany (mentored by Ralph Schill)2012  - 2013DAAD Study Scholarship Graduate Research Fellow
    15th International Symposium on Tardigrada2022Best poster presentation award
    8th International Symposium on the Environmental Physiology of Ectotherms and Plants (ISEPEP) 20192019Best student presentation award
    UC Berkeley Comp Bio Retreat 2018Best poster presentation award

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    • Working as an NSF PRFB Postdoctoral Fellow in Saul Kato's lab, to establish tardigrades as a model in systems-level neuroscience.
    • Developing methods in transgenics, behavioral assays, and whole-brain, whole-body live imaging in tardigrades, with the aim to undercover foundational circuits underlying cognition and multi-limbed movement.
    • 15+ years experience advancing tardigrades as an emerging model system.
    • Ph.D. focused on the "Mechanisms of cold tolerance in tardigrades (Hypsibius exemplaris)," developing high-throughput phenotypic assays and comparative proteomics methods (Advisor: Caroline Williams)—as well as fieldwork in McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Mechanisms of cold tolerance and the biophysics of ice-formation in tardigrades remains an active area of research interest.
    • A Relay School of Education ('15) grad and a TFA alum with a strong passion for making STEM education more accessible. Advocate for inclusion of scientists & community members with disabilities.

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    1. Inference and Evolutionary Analysis of Genome-Scale Regulatory Networks in Large Phylogenies. Cell Syst. 2017 05 24; 4(5):543-558.e8. Koch C, Konieczka J, Delorey T, Lyons A, Socha A, Davis K, Knaack SA, Thompson D, O'Shea EK, Regev A, Roy S. PMID: 28544882; PMCID: PMC5515301.
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    2. Tardigrada of Michigan, Northern USA, with the description of Minibiotus jonesorum sp. n. (Eutardigrada: Macrobiotidae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research. 2011. Harry A. Meyer, Ana M. Lyons, Diane R. Nelson, Juliana G. Hinton. View Publication.
    3. Adaptive impact of the chimeric gene Quetzalcoatl in Drosophila melanogaster. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Jun 15; 107(24):10943-8. Rogers RL, Bedford T, Lyons AM, Hartl DL. PMID: 20534482; PMCID: PMC2890713.
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