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A biologist based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest

Vita in short

I received a B.S. in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Texas in 2011. I earned my Ph.D. in Molecular Biology with a minor in teaching at the University of Pittsburgh in 2017 with Dr. Karen Arndt as my advisor. Through genetic, biochemical, and molecular biology approaches, I found a specific region on the nucleosome that regulates several epigenetic modifications and gene expression. 

Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Toshio Tsukiyama at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. My postdoctoral work employs genomic and biochemical approaches to understand mechanisms of genome activation from a highly repressed chromatin state. 

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