Noelia Altina

Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

About Noelia

Noelia Altina is a graduate research assistant mentored by Dr. Jeff Wilusz. Her interest in biochemistry and years of experience in cellular and molecular techniques led her to accomplish her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and pursue a Master of Science in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Passion and dedication have lead Noelia’s career for more than 12 years, starting as a volunteer for different research projects in various CSU labs. Through her undergraduate and as she continues her graduate studies, Noelia has devoted herself to helping new students with her comprehensive lab experience to guide them through the starting years of their careers. Fueled by her commitment as a Ph.D. student, she has moved on to researching Covid-19 and its effect on human cells. Outside the lab, she is also involved in community service. As an enthusiastic team member of the university housing staff, Noelia assists international students transitioning into the CSU community. Every day Noelia comes home to enjoy time with her three kids and husband.


MS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Colorado State University, 2017BS, Biochemistry, Colorado State University, 2017BS, Genetics, Misiones National University, Argentina, 2008


Maranon, David G., Sharma, N., Altina, Noelia H., Huang, Y., Wang, M., Selemenakis, P., Zhao,W., and Wiese Claudia. “NUCKS1 controls RAD54 activity in homologous recombination DNA repair.” Altina, Noelia H. “Telomere length as a biomarker of exposure to indoor woodstove smoke in rural Honduras: a feasibility field study.” Theses and Dissertations – Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. 2017., Phuong N., Maranon, David G., Altina, Noelia H., Battaglia, Christine L.R., and Bailey, Susan M. “TERRA, hnRNP A1, and DNA-PKcs Interactions at Human Telomeres.” Frontiers in Oncology 3 (2013): 91.