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Ulloa Avila, Tatiana

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Genetics, Genomics, Neurobiology

“I am interested in studying chromatin architecture and the role that it plays on gene regulation in the context of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders. Moreover, I would like to generate an impact with my research by applying my findings to the area of therapeutics.”

Pires, Sabrina

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Gene Therapy, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Neurobiology, Translational Medicine

“Within neuroscience, I am most interested in gene therapy and translational research questions as opposed to basic science questions. I prefer to have access to a clinical population (not necessarily conduct research on this population) whether that be through clinic visits or actual clinical models. I am fine working with animals and am interested in how animal models can be translated to clinical models. I am open to outside of neuroscience such as blood diseases.”

Pappas, Matt

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Evolutionary Biology, Genetics

“I am interested in how genomes are shaped by selective pressures. I aim to study the evolution of advantageous protein-coding genes and systems that regulate gene expression.”

Norton, Jenna

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Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics

“My research experience has ranged from tropical ecology to identifying downstream effectors of collective cell migration, so, my interests are very broad. I am excited about how cells change shape and move and how this affects the whole animal. I am looking forward to learning more about how cells communicate with each other and furthering my scientific journey.”

McCarthy, Ben

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Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology

“I am interested in understanding the function of genes by studying the molecular interactions of their gene products and how these contribute to cellular and organismal health. I am also interested in mechanisms of gene regulation the dynamics of gene expression in response to internal and environmental cues. How genotype and phenotype are connected, and how gene expression responds to changes in the environment are broadly what I want to study. I would like to focus on discovering novel molecular mechanisms and ways of thinking about these basic biology concepts.”

Lee, Rachel

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Cancer Biology, Drug Discovery, Genetics, Molecular Biology

“I am interested in epigenetics and more specifically molecular mechanisms of disease. I want to enhance the knowledge that I gained in my previous research experience in an epigenetics and structural biology lab and transition into a lab that uses different techniques like CRISPR or genomic sequencing to look at the basic biology of what is happening in diseases such as cancer. I also have interests in drug design and drug discovery.”

Gillis, Meredith

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Cell Biology, Genetics, Pathology

“I’m interested in investigating the functional impacts of genetic variation of all kinds. My passion lies in understanding the cellular mechanisms that drive human disease and development – those related to cellular trafficking and signaling are of particular interest.”

Deal, Milena

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Bioinformatics, Genetics, Genomics

“I am interested in examining the heritability of complex disease using genomics. I want to use both bioinformatics and experimental techniques to work toward this goal. I have interest in other subject areas as well, such as microbiology, but do want to focus on labs that have computational PhD students.”

Chana, Naveen

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Cell Biology, Genetics, Plant Biology

“I’m broadly interested in plant cell biology and genetics. I’m also interested in the cytoskeleton in other organisms, particularly microtubule organization and dynamics.”

Campillo Minano, Beatriz

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RESEARCH INTEREST
Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Genetics

“I am interested in developing computational methods and algorithms for solving biological questions. I would like to focus on machine-learning approaches for genetics or structural biology. I am also interested in the development of this approaches as software tools or pipelines to ensure their generalizable usage”