Nicholas Scalora, BS

Nicholas Scalora
Graduate Research Assistant

Department of Pathology
1020G Medical Laboratories
500 Newton Road
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1109

Lab: 319-384-1175


BS, Biology, Doane University, Crete, Nebraska

Brief Bio including Research Interest/Project

Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, I attended Doane University for my undergraduate degree where I studied biology and played soccer. During my time at Doane I was an IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) scholar during my junior and senior years. My undergraduate research examined the relationship between chromatin architecture and gene expression.

Now my focus has shifted from molecular biology to cancer research after joining the Tanas lab here at the University of Iowa. I am currently following up on a recent drug screen done by the lab against cells expressing YAP-TFE3, a gene fusion that causes epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, a vascular sarcoma.