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Courtney Betts

CSD Graduate Student

CSD Graduate Student - Courtney Betts

E-Mail: Courtney Betts

First Year Lab Rotations:

Rotation 1:  Susan Reynolds' Lab (Summer Semester, 2011)

Rotation 2:  Maranke Koster's Lab (Fall Semester, 2011)

Rotation 3:  Mary Reyland's Lab (Fall/Spring Semester, 2011/12)

Rotation 4:  Pepper Schedin's Lab (Spring Semester, 2012)

Thesis Advisor:   Pepper Schedin

Honors and Awards:

Recipient of the C. Werner and Kitty Hirs Merit Award, 2011-2015.

Prior Education:

Master of Science, Cell Biology and Cancer Research, The Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, 2010.

Bachelor of Science, Biology, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY, 2007.
   Minor in Women's Studies

Experience prior to joining the CSD graduate program:

Research Technician I and II, Center for Cell Biology and Cancer Research, Albany Medical College, August 2007-June 2011.

Why did you decide to pursue a Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development?

I am continually fascinated by the complexity of the cell, and how cellular programming is altered during disease. I believe that in identifying specific aspects of these alterations there is hope of advancing clinical therapies. My goal is to understand how the cell normal functions and how this changes to produce specific pathogeneses. The fields of cell biology, stem cells, and development are at the forefront of understanding this paradigm with the use of ever-evolving technologies, and innovative applications.

Why did you choose CU's Anschutz Medical Campus?

I chose AMC because there is a passion for research and education that permeates the community. The combination of an intensely collaborative environment with access to state-of the art facilities and a broad range of research interests is unique to anywhere I visited. I chose AMC because I knew that I would have the ability to grow and flourish not only as a scientist, but as a person.

Where did you grow up?

Schenectady, New York.

When did you start the graduate program at Anschutz Medical Campus?

Summer, 2011.

What do you do for fun?

I love doing yoga, cooking italian food, hanging out with my cat, being outdoors, and listening to my iPod and taking walks.