I’m a recent graduate of Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, MO. During undergrad, my research focus investigated the neurological and epigenetic effects in Drosophila due to overconsumption of MSG. I joined the Opportunities in Genomic Research (OGR) Program at WashU looking to participate in a long history of reputable research and develop my skills as a researcher prior to my matriculation into a PhD program.
My research within the Mitra Lab investigates the colonic crypt. This particular crypt is home to colonic stem cells (CSC’s) that differentiate and give way to various mature cell types that form the colon. I am currently utilizing single cell sequencing (DNAseq, RNAseq, and ATACseq) to observe the role of potential regulatory genes that drive cellular proliferation within this specific tissue.