Alicia N. Pietramale

Ph.D. Student - Hill Lab

I am a graduate student in Robert Hill's lab in the Molecular and Cellular Biology PhD program. I received a B.S. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2021. I am studying mitochondrial dynamics in microglia in a transgenic mouse model. Microglia-mitochondria dynamics are unknown in the live intact brain. I am interested in how these dynamics change under different states of consciousness and in the aging brain. My project is implicated in conditions of blood brain barrier break down, autoimmunity, and age-related degeneration. Presently, I am the National Liaison for the Society for Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Chapter at Dartmouth. I am also an E.E. Just Liftoff Fellow, and a Resident Fellow for the South House Community. In these roles, I am passionate about providing spaces that foster inclusivity and diversity in social and intellectual engagements. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, wheel throwing, reading, and paddle boarding.


Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center, 311
HB Hinman Box 6044


B.S.University of Texas San Antonio