J. Zyzo

Rowe Alumni Spotlight: John Zyzo

Dr. John Zyzo

UConn Year of Graduation (Undergraduate): 2012
Undergraduate Major(s): Molecular and Cell Biology
Currently Employed By: Waterbury Smiles and Old Greenwich Dental Associates, Licensed General Dentist
Updates: Recently graduated from Danbury Hospital GPR and currently practicing comprehensive general dentistry in Waterbury and Greenwich, CT.

2008 Rowe Scholar: John Zyzo

John Zyzo
John Zyzo

John Zyzo is from Southbury, Connecticut. As a graduate of Pomperaug Regional High School, John was co-captain of the golf team, which was the best team in the entire state his senior year. He will be a Physiology and Neurobiology major in the fall, though that won’t be the first time he’s had a learning experience at UConn. He spent six weeks this summer in the Pre-College Enrichment Program researching the effect of streptococcus on infective endocarditis with Dr. Lee Aggison and Dr. Ruth Washington. John has also interned at Waterbury Hospital, shadowing physician assistants, medical doctors, and nurses.

Rowe Researcher: Fibroblast Growth Factor 2

John Zyzo conducting research in the lab
John Zyzo conducting research in the lab

Summer 2010: Fibroblast Growth Factor 2 Regulations of Microvascular Pericytes Differentiation into Osteoblast and Adipocyte

By John Zyzo and Ruth Washington, Ph.D., in collaboration with Marja Hurley, M.D.

Fibroblast Growth Factor 2 has been known to play a role in osteogenesis and adipogenesis of pericyte cells. Although vascular pericytes

can differentiate into osteoblast and adipocyte, the involvement of signaling pathways and molecular mechanisms were the main focus of our experiments. Continue reading