Andrea Parham

Ph.D. Candidate, VAI Graduate School


Undergraduate university: Michigan State University (B.S. in microbiology)

Master’s university: Michigan State University (M.S. in pharmacology/toxicology)

Thesis: TBD

Mentor: Andrew Pospisilik, Ph.D.

Experience: Andrea has worked as a lab technician in the Molecular Pathogenesis Laboratory and Molecular Ecology Laboratory at Michigan State University as well as a lab technician in a commercial drug testing lab that utilized ELISA screening and LC/MS/MS. From 2010 –2020, she completed active duty service with the Michigan Army National Guard.

Hometown: Portage, MI

Hobbies: Fly fishing, horseback riding, ceramics, gardening and family activities


Yang CH*, Fagnocchi L*, Apostle S, Wegert V, Casani-Galdón S, Landgraf K, Panzeri I, Dror E, Heyne S, Wörpel T, Chandler DP, Lu D, Yang T, Gibbons E, Guerreiro R, Brás J, Thomasen M, Grunnert LG, Vaag AA, Gillberg L, Grundberg, E, Conesa A, Körner A, PERMUTE, Pospisilik JA. 2022. Independent phenotypic plasticity axes define distinct obesity subtypesNat Metab.

*Co-first authorship
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***Andrea Parham is part of PERMUTE