Ph.D. student, Department of Biological Sciences
Arlene’s research focuses on neurological disorders and using pathological biomarkers to create early detection methods and treatments. Recently, her interests have expanded to include cancer research, specifically multidrug-resistant (MDR) cancers.
Arlene graduated with honors in 2020 from the University of North Texas at Dallas, where she received her B.S. in biology with a chemistry minor. She then began working at the Institute for Translational Research at University of North Texas Health Science Center, where she studied pathways for mild cognitive disorders and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) to create an accessible blood-based screening tool for the detection of AD. Besides research, Arlene enjoys spending time with her friends and family, staying active, cooking, reading and painting.