Graduate Research Assistant
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
I am a senior Ph.D. student studying plant developmental stem cell genetics in the Nimchuk Lab at UNC-Chapel Hill. My dissertation focuses on understanding the regulation of two redundant protein phosphatases that regulate stem cell maintenance in Arabidopsis. My research interests include molecular biology, genetics, protein biology, biochemistry, and genome editing.
Growing up in a farming community in rural Maryland has always led me to have a great appreciation for the hard work and dedication that goes into a successful harvest. With current factors such as climate change, decreasing amount of arable land, and increasing disease prevalence impacting current crop yields, we have reached a critical juncture in our development as a species. We desperately need to increase our food production and I strongly believe we have the capability to do just that in a reliable and sustainable way through the use of biotechnology.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
2:02 PM – 2:17 PM EDT