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Musically minded PhD candidate targets movement disorders through fruit flies


By Kaylee Pugliese and Hallie Leo

February 27, 2023


Former Downingtown Football Alumnus (Class of 2012) and PhD candidate Lucas Restrepo tackles involuntary movement disorders by mutating fruit fly genes to study the process of mitophagy, the process where the cell breaks down and eliminates toxic mitochondria, and strums the banjo in his spare time.


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