Tricia R. Serio


Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Arizona

Department Head
University of Arizona

Dr. Serio received her B.S. in Molecular Biology from Lehigh University in 1991 and completed her graduate work in Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics as a fellow of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Yale University in 1997.  From 1997 through 2002, she was a post-doctoral fellow of the Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Research Fund at the University of Chicago and a recipient of the Howard Temin Award from the National Cancer Institute at Yale University.  She joined the faculty at Brown University as an assistant professor in 2002 where she was named a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences.   In 2012, she joined the faculty at UA as Professor and Department Head in Molecular and Cellular Biology.  Dr. Serio’s research focuses on understanding the mechanisms by which protein conformations can self-replicate and the resulting links with many maladies in humans, particularly age-related neurodegenerative diseases.   Her work combines genetic, cell biological, biochemical, quantitative imaging techniques and mathematical modeling to understand and ultimately reverse these pathogenic processes.

Phone: 520-621-7563

Molecular and Cellular Biology Department