Zoe O'Donoghue, Graduate Student (Microbiology), currently an RNA BioScience Initiative Scholar
"I am now the most senior graduate student in the lab and I’m still excited to be exploring the RNA structure/function relationship of flaviviral 3'UTRs. While I like all the flaviviruses equally, I have chosen the path of being the only person on campus to work with Dengue virus, which has led to a pretty steep learning curve but I think some pretty cool discoveries as well. I am combining viral infection models with structural studies to understand various mechanisms of Dengue pathogenicity and infection dynamics. Basically, I plan to save the world."
Zoe fits every Colorado stereotype - she has a dog, drives a Subaru, has a profound appreciation for microbrews, is a devout Broncos fan, and loves to ski/snowboard. Her other hobbies include but are not limited to: daydreaming, scuba
binge reading/watching/eating, and any kind of exercise to balance out the binges.