Nyla Naim, PhD
Nyla Naim is a Post-Doctoral Associate at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont with Dr. Alan Howe. She received her undergraduate degree with honors from the State University of New York at Albany and Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Naim is interested in the how the extracellular environment influences intracellular signaling dynamics. This interest began while studying embryonic organ development and morphology in response to external substrate stiffness. During her doctoral work, she developed novel tools to study spatio-temporal cyclic AMP signaling in G Protein Coupled Receptor pathways. Her current post-doctoral work integrates these two fields of research, investigating spatial and kinetic encoding of Protein Kinase A signaling in migration and mechanotransduction.
Dr. Naim’s research accomplishments were honored with several awards, including a predoctoral training grant (T32), the Wistar Morris' Cotswold Foundation Fellowship, as well as travel and poster awards from the University of Pittsburgh.