Friday afternoons are the best time in the lab. I look forward to the weekend where I can conduct my experiments. I am fascinated by the inter-connectivity of metabolism. Pull a string on pathway and you see an effect on a seemly unrelated phenomenon. Use genetic variation of yeast as a model organism, we work on understanding the mechanisms of a drug/ chemical. During the week you will find me in front of my computer, running tech support for my lab or in the teaching labs were I use yeast to teach inquiry based classes. After lab, class, and writing you will find me at the local waterhole enjoying the products of yeast metabolism.
I received my Bachelors degree in Biotechnology from BRAC University in Bangladesh. I moved to the United States in 2017 to pursue a PhD in Genomics in the Gallagher Lab. My research interest lies in the biology of the chromatin, particularly of the telomere region.
I completed my undergraduate at the University of Virginia, studying biology and computer science. Now, I'm pursuing a PhD in biology trying to merge my interests in cellular biology, data analytics, and biochemistry to study cells at a systems level.
I completed my B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Genetics at the Democritus University of Thrace in Greece (2018), where I carried out a research thesis in bacterial genomics. After graduating I started working in the pharmaceutical industry as a scientific writer and in 2021 I moved to West Virginia to pursue a PhD and my true passion, which is genetics and genomics of response to chemicals.
I am an undergraduate pursuing a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in English. I hope to have a career as either a genetic counselor or as a genetic researcher. I also want to become an author, able to incorporate my love of science into my work. While this is my first time in a lab, I previously conducted research with Dr. Nancy Caronia to examine biases against Italian Americans in dime novels.
I am finishing my bachelor’s degree in Biology as an exchange student from Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Monterrey, Mexico. I am passionate about science and have a wide interest in all aspects of biology. I particularly enjoy the study of genetics and I am working at the Gallagher lab to expand this interest.
Cameron Pucci 2019-2022 - Then undergrad. Now master's student at Fordham University
Leon Wilson 2019-2022 - Then undergrad. Now thinking of the next adventure
Eklesia Stubbs 2021 - Then undergrad. Now still undergrad
Negar Farhangdoost 2021 - Then Ph.D. student.
Suk Lan Ser 2018-21 - Then masters student. Now Ph.D. student at Penn State
Jonathan Lipovich 2020-21 - Then undergrad. Now master's program in medicine
Dr. Michael Ayers 2014-20 - Then Ph.D. student. Now postdoc at University of Rochester in Dr. Murphy lab https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/labs/murphy.aspx
Dr. Tulika Sharma 2019-21 - Then visiting scientist. Now postdoc at Dr. Hu lab https://openwetware.org/wiki/Hu:Members
Dr. Matt Winans 2015-20 - Then Ph.D. student. Now Scientist at Imperial Yeast. https://www.imperialyeast.com/
Dr. Apoorva Ravishankar 2014-20 - Then Ph.D. student. Now postdoc at NIH in Dr. Sadhu lab. https://www.genome.gov/staff/Meru-J-Sadhu-PhD
Dr. Amaury Pupo 2017-19- Then postdoc. Now scientist at AskBio Google Scholar
Jordan Barney 2016-19 - Then undergrad. Now masters student at Trinity Hospital.
Zach Sherman 2018-19 - Then undergrad. Now lab tech at University of Rochester.
Steven Carlson 2018-19 - Then undergrad. Now medical student at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
Mahmoud Summers 2016-2020 - Then high school student. Now med student at Johns Hopkins University/ Oxford University.
Rachel Vance - Then Lab tech. Now lab tech at University of Alabama
Justin Blaize 2018 - Then undergrad. Ph.D. student at the University of Rhode Island
Jasleen Ghandi 2016-17 - Then undergrad. Now master's student in Dr. Hu at WVU.
Katie Perroz 2017 - Then NanoSafe summer undergrad. Now undergrad at Allegany College.
Noor Malik 2017 - Then SURE undergrad. Now a medical student at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Audrey Biega 2016-17 - Then undergrad. Now in the real world.
Alejandra Guardado 2017 - Then undergrad foreign exchange student from
Universidad de Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Now at large.
Justin Lee 2015-16 - Then undergrad. Now medical student at West Virginia University.
Matthew Pyster 2015-16 - Then undergrad. Now health profession.
Catherine Blackwood 2014-16 - Then undergrad. Now postdoc at NIOSH.
Vince Pilolli 2016 - Then NSF NanoSafe student. Now in the real world.
Dr. Xiaoqing Rong-Mullins 2013-15 - Then postdoc. Now Bioinformatic Specialist at The Ohio State University, School of Public Health.
Scotia Kirkham 2015 - Then undergrad. Now training to be an EMT.
Jordan Brewer 2015 - Then undergrad. Now in physicians assistant.
Emily Morgan 2015 - Then undergrad. Now at the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
Lyndsey Weatherly 2014 - Then undergrad. Now M.D.
John Philip Creamer 2014-15 - Then undergrad. Now grad student at Washington University, St. Louis.
Julia Gallo 2014 - Then undergrad. Now M.D.
Casey Nassif 2014 - Then undergrad. Now Associate Scientist at Eurofins.
Jenay Grant 2014 - Then SURE undergrad. Now working in an optimist office.
Amna Khan 2013-14 - Then NASA scholar undergad. Now medical student at Avalon University School of Medicine.
Zach Lonergan 2013 - Then NSF REU undergad. Now a postdoc at Cal Tech
Kirsten McNeal nee Robinette 2013 - Then undergrad. Now research assistant at GenDx.
Cassie Worley 2013 - Then undergrad. Public Health/ Medical professional.
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