McMahon, Stephanie

Stephanie McMahon

Current Institution: Colorado State University

Hometown: Highlands Ranch, Colorado

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?

When I was a freshman in high school! We did a PCR on an owl and I thought it was really the coolest thing ever and was hooked ever since.

Why did you choose the Genetics PhD program at A&M?

I’ve wanted to move to Texas my whole life and everyone at A&M was so welcoming. There was such a variety of research topics available I knew I’d be able to find something I was really interested in and work with great people.

If you were free to choose anything, what research question/topic would you like to address for your graduate studies?

Neurodegenerative diseases or any hereditary genetic disease.

Fun Facts:

Who was your famous role model growing up?

Taylor Swift (she still is!!)

Do you have any pets? If so, please tell us about them:

Not anymore but I once had a fish named Professor McGonagill!

Favorite place you have travelled to:

Seattle, Washington!