Faculty and Research

Petes Lab Members

Ying Zhao
MGM Graduate Student

371 CARL
Box 3054 DUMC
Durham, N.C. 27710

Phone: 919.536.8777
Fax: 919.684.6033
Email: ying.zhao@duke.edu 

Kimberly Starr

Research Interests: Yeast genetics, genome instability

I am originally from Wuhan, a major transportation hub in central China, with dozens of railways, roads and expressways passing through it. Then I went to Tsinghua University in Beijing and finished my undergraduate degree in biology. 

Here at Duke, I joined the yeast genetics lab of Dr. Tom Petes in the summer of 2012, and have been working on how cells repair DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) since. 

I really enjoy exploring the natural beauty of North Carolina, which is quite different from the metropolitan areas where I spent most of my time before I came to Durham. Outside of lab, I like hanging out with my friends and hiking, camping, exploring decent restaurants nearby and traveling. I am also a big fan of exploring all the different walking trails and fun outdoor places in the local area!


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