Dillon Rinauro


I am gay and queer and I am a biochemist.//


Born and raised in Bellingham, WA, I did my undergraduate at Loyola Marymount University. There, I studied biochemistry and conducted research on amylin (IAPP), a protein involved in type II diabetes. Now, I am a doctoral candidate and Gates Scholar at the Centre for Misfolding Diseases, University of Cambridge. My work explores protein misfolding and aggregation, primarily focusing on drug screening and targeted therapeutics for neurodegenerative disorders. In addition to my research, I’m passionate about global health and look forward to increasing queer visibility in STEM in the future! Beyond the lab, I enjoy hiking, cooking, photography, and ceramics.