Tanya Gromova graduated form UC Davis with a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and History in 2017 and worked at UCSF for two years, studying chromatin organization and dynamics during the early stages of meiosis. Tanya began her Ph.D. through MBIDP at UCLA and joined the Vondriska Lab. Her project focuses on understanding how metabolism effects cardiomyocyte epigenetics in the context of heart failure. She is investigating how a high fat diet can impact chromatin in the short and long term to imprint a chronic disease state. In her free time, Tanya likes to go backpacking and play dungeons and dragons.