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Francisco Huizar

Francisco Javier Huizar Jr.


B.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2018

B.S. Applied Computational Mathematics and Statistics, University of Notre Dame, 2018


Second year graduate student at the University of Notre Dame Ph.D. in bioengineering program. I am currently working in Dr. Jeremiah Zartman's lab using Drosophila melanogaster to provide insight into key regulatory genes of morphogenesis in addition to leading an innovative high-throughput drug screen to various epithelial cancers and neurodegenerative disorders. I am currently pursuing a M.S. in Applied Computational Mathematics and Statistics en route to my Ph.D. in bioengineering. I aim to become a cutting-edge principal investigator that has the tools, knowledge, and experience to perform innovative, collaborative research in addition to being able to synthesize, interpret, and make conclusions with collected data.

Research Interests:

  • Genetic Engineering
  • Drug development and testing
  • Stem Cell Engineering
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Precision Medicine