Dana Amira Dahhan: The Plant Cell First Author

Dana Amira Dahhan, co-first author of “Proteomic Characterization of Isolated Arabidopsis Clathrin-Coated Vesicles Reveals Evolutionarily Conserved and Plant Specific Components”

Current Position: PhD student at University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, WI,  USA)

Education: Biochemistry, B.S. (Loyola University Chicago)

Non-scientific interests: Cooking, needlework, and reading

Brief bio:

I chose to specialize in biochemistry because, to me, it is the most satisfying discipline in which one can explore and answer biological questions. I obtained a B.S. in Biochemistry in my hometown at Loyola University Chicago and am currently a PhD student in the lab of Sebastian Bednarek at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Here, I study the protein interactions and networks underlying endocytosis and post-Golgi trafficking using multiple plant and non-plant experimental systems. Outside of my time at the lab bench, I enjoy mentoring undergraduate students, serving on committees within my graduate program, and organizing student-led research conferences in Chicago (CAURS). It is my hope that lab spaces increasingly welcome and support researchers from all backgrounds.