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.
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!
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