Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology

The Basic Universe of Life

From a young age, I have marveled at the universe inside our cells. For years, I worked at the NIH, Janelia, and Scranton on cellular metabolism and genetics, specifically lipid and mitochondrial metabolism and CRISPR/Cas-9 research.The future of medicine, life, and even conservation rests in the most fundamental biological processes of life; it is this that I hope to research across all fields of interests.


Arabidopsis thaliana RLK and SCRL Gene Families

Molecular Biology
Arabidopsis thaliana
The lab researches the functions of the Receptor Like Kinase (RLK) and S-locus Cysteine Rich Like (SCRL) genes of Arabidopsis thaliana via GUS Reporter Gene Analysis, RNAi, anti-sense RNA, and CRISPR-Cas9 genetic engineering. Research aims to better understand gene function and the viability of CRISPR/Cas9 for such research and teaching to undergraduates.
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Mentors and Advisors

None of my research would be possible without these mentors and advisers
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz
Mentor and PI

Jennifer is a world-renowned cell biologist, serving as a senior researcher at the NIH and Janelia Research Farm, HHMI.

Caroyln Ott

Carolyn is a Senior Scientist and researcher at HHMI Janelia Research Farm in the lab of Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz.

Kathleen Dwyer
Mentor and PI

Dr. Dwyer studies genes involved in pollination, fertilization and development of the plant Arabidopsis thalania.

Sarah Cohen
Mentor and PI

Sarah is Principal Investigator of her Lab. Her work centers around studying how lipids move within and between cells.

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Partners and Sponsors

Progress could not occur without the support of these organizations