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MGM Graduate Student
417 MSRB I
Box 3020 DUMC
Durham, N.C. 27710
Phone: (919) 668-6206
Research Interest: Regulation of translation initiation
I am a North Carolina native, originally from the small but scenic town of Pilot Mountain. I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2009 where I majored in Biology and Chemistry and started my research career at the UNC Kidney Center. After graduating, I continued working at the Kidney Center for another year where I researched the origin and pathogenesis of an enigmatic autoimmune disease called ANCA Disease. It was there that I discovered my passion for molecular research and also solidified my addiction to coffee. I came to Duke with a variety of interests ranging from immunology to cell biology and quickly became fascinated with posttranscriptional regulation and translational regulation. I joined the Gromeier lab because of this interest where I study the translation initiation protein eIF4G and its associated factors, cellular signaling to the translation initiation machinery, and picornavirus manipulation of these factors.
I spend my time outside the lab enjoying the Triangle, taking weekend trips to all the great places NC has to offer, fishing (when I get the chance), watching the tarheels win in basketball and sometimes football, and spending time with the awesome people I call friends.
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