About Julia DiFiore

Julia is a sixth year graduate student studying genetics and molecular biology. Her research focuses on how changes in DNA packaging impact health and disease. When not doing experiments, she enjoys running and incorporating bad puns into everyday conversation.

by Julia DiFiore July 22, 2019

Sleep is not only important for cognitive function but overall health as well. Continue reading

by Julia DiFiore February 7, 2019

Recently, I couldn’t find my keys. They weren’t where I usually keep them. Turns out, I was so distracted when I came home that I left them dangling in the lock. Other days, I’m looking for my phone. Where could … Continue reading

by Julia DiFiore July 18, 2018

Elite athletes and weekend warriors alike understand the struggles of training during the hot, humid summer months in many parts of the United States. One of the main problems is that the higher temperatures cause your body to sweat more … Continue reading

by Julia DiFiore February 14, 2018

The month of February is a big month for hearts. Between Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month, you cannot escape heart-shaped decorations and reminders to exercise daily. And while many of us are fortunate that our heart health can be maintained … Continue reading

by Julia DiFiore July 26, 2017

Whether our favorite characters are trying to train them, ride them, or simply escape from them, there is no denying the prevalence of dragons in popular culture. Dragon myths have existed for centuries in every civilization. In medieval Europe, uncharted parts … Continue reading

by Julia DiFiore February 2, 2017

Today, groundhogs tell us if there will be six more weeks of winter or an early spring. Soon, puppies will be unleashed to help predict the Super Bowl winner. But have you ever considered looking to toads in order to … Continue reading