- Research Program Mentor
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Genomics, CRISPR-gene editing, genome architecture, social justice in STEM, Art in STEM, creative writing (poetry/short stories)
The Leaky Pipeline
Although diversity is required for scientific productivity, innovation, and advancement, women and people of color (POC) are not equally represented at higher academic positions as their male counterparts. Women in the biological sciences represent over half of the PhD student bodies, however less than half tenured professors are women, and even less so of those from minority backgrounds. The gender/racial gap in STEM fields increases as people further their career due to gender/race bias and societal pressures that decrease self-efficacy. Students will learn about diversity, stereotypes in STEM, and career barriers and write a review article summarizing the current diversity environment in STEM and ways we can approach fixing this leaky pipeline.
The sequencing world
In this project, we can learn about the history and future of sequencing technologies, and how they have revolutionized our understanding of the human genome. Students can explore publicly available datasets or write a review article.
Science is Art and Art is Science
Scientific communication and appreciation is vital to public understanding, awareness, and engagement of science. Students can take a more creative approach to bring awareness of accurate scientific topics and can include art projects, blog posts, etc.