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MGM Graduate Student
4006 GSRB I
Box 3445 DUMC
Durham, NC 27710
Research Interest: Developing luciferase constructs and characterizing the interactions between selected microRNAs and key genes in the TGF-beta pathway.
I graduated from Southern Oregon University in June 2009 with B.S. degrees in Biology and Chemistry. My research history encompasses a wide range of projects, from molecular biology to biochemistry to spectroscopy and multivariate statistical classification, spanning as little as an eight-week internship or as long as three years; but it's molecular biology that has long been my main interest and intended career, which is what brought me to Duke and MGM.
I am currently a second year graduate student rotating in the Keene lab. I did my first rotation in the Luftig lab, developing luciferase constructs by which the interactions between selected microRNAs and key genes in the TGF-beta pathway can be characterized.
Outside of lab, I am an avid reader and dabble in other pastimes as diverse as writing, programming, beadwork, and various forms of art.
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