First Year Lab Rotations:
Rotation 1: Dennis Roop's Lab (Fall Semester, 2013)
Rotation 2: Santo Franco's Lab (Fall/Spring Semester, 2013/14)
Rotation 3: Emily Bates' Lab (Spring Semester, 2014)
Rotation 4: Peter Dempsey's Lab (Summer Semester, 2014)
Mentor: Peter Dempsey
Master of Science, Biotech and Bioinformatics, California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA, September 2012.
Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, December, 2009.
Experience prior to joining the CSD graduate program:
Research Technician, Chemical Physiology Department, Jeanne Loring lab, The Scripps Research Institute, October 2012 – July 2013.
Why did you decide to pursue a Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development?
I've had an interest an how cells function and interact with one another and the different implications those interactions may have. Specifically, I'm interested in stem cells and their capacity to differente into various cell types.
Why did you choose CU's Anschutz Medical Campus?
When interviewing, I fell in love with the Denver area and the campus. The research on campus really interested me and the current students and faculty made me feel very welcome.
What has been the biggest surprise to you since arriving at AMC?
The biggest surprise has been how accessible, accommodating, and willing to help the faculty and other students are.
Where did you grow up?
Simi Valley, California.
When did you start the graduate program at Anschutz Medical Campus?
What do you do for fun?
I enjoy baking, hiking, and running in my free time. I also like trying new craft beers, going to concerts, and hanging out with friends.
What do you like about living in Colorado?
I like that there is so much opportunity for a variety of outdoor activities and that there is also a great music scene in Denver. I'm sure I'll come to appreciate the weather as well.
What do you like about the Anschutz Medical Campus?
The openness between the students and faculty as well as the collaborative environment between labs and departments.