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Rafael Talavera

PhD Candidate, UC Santa Cruz

Research Interests

  • Cell growth and size
  • Cell signaling
  • Molecular and cellular biology


  • Leitao RM, Jasani A, Talavara RA, Pham A, Okobi Q, and Kellog DR. A conserved PP2A regulatory subunit enforces proportional relationships between cell size and growth rate. Genetics. (Recently accepted).


  • BS Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. UC Santa Cruz