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You don't have to do research in your major. The more you're interested in the research you're doing, the more enjoyable of an experience it'll be!

Genomics and Molecular Genetics

Research Topic: Toward a Gene Expression Profile of Palate Periderm Graduation Year: 2023

Research Experience


    • RNA sequencing and analysis of periderm cells isolated from E13.5 mice to determine genes involved in periderm development and dissolution


    • Investigating the role of periderm tissue in normal and abnormal palate development 


    • Microdissection, microscopy, fluorescence-activated cell sorting, DNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis

    • Genotyping tissue from adult and embryonic mice

    • Analysis of RNA seq data

    • Literature reviews 

Campus Involvement

    • Undergraduate Research 

    • President of Pre-Street Medicine

    • Volunteer and Fundraising Chair for Alpha Epsilon Delta

    • Public Relations Coordinator for Euchre Club