Taylor Newville recently graduated in the Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology undergraduate student at UCLA and is continuing to volunteer in the lab. She was introduced to the field of degenerative disorders when she worked for a clinic that administered stem cells to combat age-related, degenerative joint conditions. That experience pushed her to pursue a lab opportunity where she could research the science behind degenerative diseases and their possible solutions on a much deeper level. She joined Bitan Lab Summer of 2022 where she is working on a project that studies the toxicity of α-synuclein.