Current Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Hometown: San Juan, Texas
Fields of Interest:
Bioinformatics and Genomics
Medical Genetics- Human and Animal
Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Genetics
When and how did you realize that you wanted to study Genetics?
During undergrad I took a cell biology class taught by Dr. Megan Keniry. She would swing off topic constantly and discuss her research in class. She would dive into the intricacies of molecular genetics and I got hooked. Soon after I quit pre-med, joined her lab, later earned my master’s degree and applied to this program.
Why did you choose the Genetics PhD program at A&M?
I liked the interdisciplinary aspect of this program. I think it would allow me to explore my interests thoroughly while making me a well-rounded scientist.
If you were free to choose anything, what research question/topic would you like to address for your graduate studies?
My interests are a little too broad at the moment but any topic addressing signal transduction would be pretty cool.
Do you have any hidden talents? If so, what are they.
I’m decent at picking locks (not that I would pick ones currently in use).
Do you have any pets? If so, please tell us about them.
I have 2 dogs named Mia and Bella. Bella is a black lab/mix that has too much love to give and Mia is a border collie/mix that likes to herd anything that moves.