About Julia DiFiore

Julia is a fifth year graduate student in genetics and molecular biology. She uses the awesome power of yeast genetics to study 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 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