Wesleyan portrait of Zachary  Drum

Zachary Drum

Graduate Student, BIOL-PHD


BS University of Denver

Zachary Drum

Zack is a graduate student in the Coolon lab using Drosophila to study the biology behind insect toxin resistance and the evolved changes in cell biology and insect physiology that allow insects to adapt to their external environments. Zack is particularily interested in how changes in gene expression in response to an organism's external environment are shaped and contribute to the organism's physiology, and how these interactions evolve to be adaptive.

Zack received his Bachelors of Science in Molecular Biology from the University of Denver, and then worked as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in the Molecular Genomics lab at National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado before joining the Biology PhD program at Wesleyan in 2017.