Romell B. Gletten
Graduate Student, Department of Biochemistry
Romell is from Nashville, Tennessee. He received a B.A. in neuroscience from Pomona College in Claremont, California where he studied pharmacological attenuation of dopamine/adenosine-mediated cocaine reinstatement. His current research is the study of mechanisms which mediate the cellular trafficking of critical proteins such as the aquaporins in lens fiber cells. This includes the investigation of these mechanisms under both normal physiology and cataractogenesis in addition to relevant modulatory post-translational modifications. He primarily employs biochemical techniques, including mass spectrometry-based proteomics, and molecular biological methods to address this research focus in both humans and animal models.