Biomedical Graduate Students

Hina Durrani

Hina Durrani, M.S.

Graduate Research Assistant - Zimmer Lab

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I work in the Zimmer lab and this is my second year as a doctoral student under the Integrated Biosciences program focusing on Glycosomes.


Awards & Recognition

Annette Boman Women’s Fellowship, University of Minnesota Medical School - Duluth Campus, 2020

Integrated Biosciences Graduate Program Fellowship, University of Minnesota Duluth

University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth Campus Dean’s Fellowship

1st Prize in Poster Presentation at National conference on “Emerging Trends in Biological Sciences”, India, 2017


Professional Associations

RNA Society

EWIS (Empowering Women in Science)




I. Publications

Durrani, Hina, et al. “A Global Analysis of Enzyme Compartmentalization to Glycosomes.” Pathogens, vol. 9, no. 4, 2020, p. 281., doi:10.3390/pathogens9040281.

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Samuel Feine

Graduate Research Assistant - Clarke Lab

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Min Min

Graduate Research Assistant - Heck Lab

Austin Petersen

Austin Petersen

Graduate Research Assistant -Zimmer Lab

Jennifer Kznarich

Jennifer Krznarich, M.S.

Graduate Research Assistant - Slattery Lab

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PhD, Integrated Biosciences, University of Minnesota, In Progress
MS, University of Minnesota
BS, McKendree University


Jennifer Krznarich is a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Her research project is focused on understanding how multiple stress responses regulate a specific glutamate-cystine transporter in the brain and the resulting functional impacts. Jennifer received her B.S. in Biology from McKendree University. After graduation, she worked as a Production Chemist for Sigma Aldrich in St. Louis and later worked as an Academic Advisor for Upward Bound Math and Science. In 2017, she earned her M.S. from the University of Minnesota, studying melatonin’s role within the circadian system of developing zebrafish. Jennifer is also passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM with a focus on equity through an intersectional lens. She has served as Northwoods Women in Science Vice President and President, and is a member of the Genetics Society of America.

Nooreen Syeda

Nooreen Syeda

Graduate Research Assistant