I am a California native, born and raised in the burbz of LA. I received my Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at San Francisco State University in 2017. While there I worked in Dr. Raymond Esquerra's lab studying the structure-function relationship of heme proteins. When I came to UCSF I got excited about the dynamic architecture of DNA on nucleosomes; now in the Al-Sady lab I am taking a crack at the mechanisms underlying heterochromatin formation and maintenance using biochemistry and biophysical techniques. When I'm not in lab I love to be outside with friends and family, at the beach soaking up the sun (or not, because fog is a thing here), taking a run, painting, and thrift shopping.
Dana (dot) Kennedy (at) ucsf( dot) edu