Wertz, MaryHereditary Disease Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow

43 Vassar Street,  Room: 46-4285
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Phone: (617) 253-6789
Email: mwertz@mit.edu
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Education & Training

Harvard University
Ph.D., Neuroscience, 2015

Boston College
B.S., Biology, 2006

Short Biography

Dr. Wertz graduated cum laude from Boston College with a B.S. in biology where she studied nuclear import of HPV proteins with Dr. Junona Moroianu. She received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from Harvard Medical School in 2015. For her graduate work, Mary trained in Dr. Mustafa Sahin’s lab at Boston Children’s hospital studying the role of motor neuron-specific microRNA dysregulation in Spinal Muscular Atrophy. In Dr. Myriam Heiman’s lab, Dr. Wertz is pursuing her interest in neurodegeneration and cell type-specific vulnerability to disease.