I've been participating in biological research since 2007, completing my high school senior project by working with a post-doc testing in the lab of Joe Gray at the Lawrence Berkely National Laboratory. On weekends, I would drive three hours to Berkeley to test an inhibitor of ERK growth signaling. After high school, I completed by BS in Cell Biology at University of California Davis in 2012. While I was there, I studied regulation of the ERBB family of receptor tyrosine kinases in breast cancer in the lab of Colleen Sweeney and wrote science articles for the school newspaper, The California Aggie. Immediately after undergrad I completed an MS in Biology from California State University Chico in 2015. There I studied epigenetic regulation of a microRNA implicated in the progression between pre-diabetic and diabetic states of type 2 diabetes. During my masters, I also worked as a teaching associate/lecturer, including illustrating figures for a human evolution lab. Presently, I have joined the Mammalian Genetics program at Tufts University Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Science in collaboration with The Jackson Laboratory, where I've begun my doctoral work.
Interests under construction (not metaphorically, I just haven't written it yet).