Hello! My name is Nick Mortimore and I am a rising Junior at the University of Arizona majoring in biochemistry and minoring in statistics and data science. I enjoy doing research on human illness and I am currently studying amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in the Zarnescu Lab using a fruit fly model of the disease. After graduating from the University of Arizona I plan to go to graduate school to pursue a career in research and higher education, as teaching is another one of my passions. Outside of the lab I love to go on hikes around Tucson, play improvisational or classical piano, and explore local places to eat.