I conduct research in Dr. Judy Brusslan's Plant Molecular Biology lab at CSULB. With funding from NIH RISE, I study the transcriptional regulation of age-dependent leaf senescence in Arabidopsis thaliana. Feel free to reach out and ask for a poster if you would like more info about my research! I am an assistant TA for the genetics lab and the genetics supplemental instructor (Si) at CSULB. Si is a course that students enroll in and the students meet with me twice weekly in a classroom setting to practice and master the concepts of genetics while developing independent learning skills. I am an ASPB society member and an ASPB/Conviron Scholar. My goal is to earn a PhD and pursue a research career involving molecular biology and genomics, preferably in the plant sciences. I am currently applying for PhD programs for the Fall 2020 semester! I want to continue learning ASL so I can eventually offer interpreting services and make STEM more accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing communities. I also am proud to represent the LGBTQIA+ community in the plant sciences!Download CV
Career Status: Undergraduate
Research Areas: Genetics, Genomics, Molecular Biology, Gene Regulation
-Volunteered in the CSULB science learning center to give presentation about animal exhibits to visiting elementary school and Jr high students.
-I am in contact with high school biology teachers to set up times for me to go give research presentations to try and increase early interest in research careers.