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MCB Graduate Student (2011)
384 CARL Building
Box 3020 DUMC
Durham, N.C. 27710
Research Interest: Yeast
My family originally came from China and moved to the Philippines after I was born. I came to the US for my undergrad and got my B.S. degree in Molecular Genetics from the University of Rochester just about a year ago. I later joined Duke through its Molecular Cancer Biology program and became part of the Jinks-Robertson lab a.k.a. the yeast lab. Throughout my rotation in this lab, I became deeply fascinated by these tiny eukaryotes. Simple as they are, these budding yeasts allow us to unravel the nature of complex and intricate biological processes such as the event of recombination during double strand breaks. Currently, I’m continuing my rotation projects focusing on two things: mechanism of mitotic recombination and error bypass of abasic sites in Saccharomyces cerevisiae through a transformation gap-repair assay and a LYS2 reversion assay under high transcription (pTET-lys2A746?), respectively.
When not in lab, I enjoy movie nights with friends, obsessing over coffee, and reading Peanuts.