Isabella Holland

2021-22 Latham Fellow
Majoring in Biology (Genetics)

Isabella Holland is a fourth-year student majoring in biology on the genetics track with a Spanish minor. Since her freshman year, she has been studying the genetic basis of fruit fly hearing and development in Dr. Daniel Eberl's lab. Last year, she was awarded a grant from the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU) for this project. She has also been involved with research surrounding autosomal polycystic kidney disorder in mouse models and how staff communication in the pediatric ICU impacts patient diagnosis and management. Outside of her research interests, Isabella works as a student writer for the Iowa Reading Research Center and volunteers as a student ambassador for the biology department and a crisis counselor at CommUnity Crisis Services. As a Latham Fellow, Isabella hopes to communicate genetic information in an accessible way to people with a wide variety of backgrounds. In her free time, she likes reading, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.