Anze is an international student who came to UNC-CH from Slovenia. There he did his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Biology and Molecular biology, respectively. For his MSc thesis he studied dynamics and consequences of interactions between nanoparticles and biological surfaces. Before joining the graduate program at UNC, he spent a year as a research assistant in Professor Oliver Smithies’ lab at UNC studying kidney filtration models and developing new in-house made nano-tools for it. After being accepted into the UNC Biological and Biomedical Science Program (BBSP) he decided for an early career change and picked up his semi-secret love, GLIALscience. In the Reissner lab, Anze strives to better understand astrocyte morphology and function under normal and drug-induced conditions using viral injections, confocal imagining, in-vivo endoscopy and computer modeling.