Lab Members

Zac Farino – PhD Candidate

Zac is from Seattle, and graduated with his BS from Washington State University in 2013. He then went on to earn an MS from Columbia University, where he studied pharmacology and cell biology. After helping his PI relocate his lab to UPMC, he went on to work at a small biotech company in Manhattan called Kallyope, Inc. He moved to NC when his wife graduated with her MD from Columbia, and matched at UNC as a psychiatry resident. In the Tata lab, Zac is focusing on understanding the key cell types driving the disease pathology of pulmonary fibrosis in order to develop targeted therapeutic strategies. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the outdoors with his wife and dog, fostering shelter dogs, and working to restore his classic Mustang.