Izabella Mastroianni


email: izabella.mastroianni at rams.colostate.edu
linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/izabellamastroianni/


Currently pursuing B.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (ASBMB concentration), Spanish minor, Colorado State University
CSU Honors Undergraduate Research Scholar



My research is interested in investigating the relationship between C. elegans intestine transcription factors ELT-2 and ELT-7. Our lab has identified that ELT-2 negatively regulates the elt-2 promoter. I am interested in answering the following two questions:

1) Is elt-2’s promoter activity and ELT-2 negative feedback loop consistent throughout development?
2) How does ELT-7 contribute to elt-2 promotor regulation?

Awards and Recognition:

  • Colorado State University Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Nomination, 2021
  • Class of 2020 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholar
  • Betsy Starr Bruning Scholarship 2020
  • Alok Mehta 9-11 Scholarship 2020
  • Kano-Kiewit Scholarship 2020 & 2019
  • Jamie Carr Memorial Scholarship 2019
  • College of Natural Sciences Dean’s List Fall 2018-Fall 2020
  • College of Liberal Arts Dean’s List Fall 2018 & Spring 2019
  • National Merit Scholarship Finalist-award from CSU 2018
  • CSU Green and Gold Scholarship 2018-present
  • CSU Honors Scholarship 2018-present