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Daniel Marenda PhD Drexel CASTLE Logo

Associate Dean of Research, Associate Professor | Department of Biology

Office: PISB 421


Phone: 215.895.5877


Marenda studies how the brain’s neurons control organisms, and he especially looks at the way genes influence the development of the brain and the central nervous system. Many of the genes his research focuses on are related to human diseases, such as Pitt-Hopkins syndrome and alzheimer’s disease. Much of his research is done through looking at living specimens of fruit flies, for which he has also done research into toxicity related to artificial sweeteners.

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