I am a third-year biology student who is interested in genetics and its role in organismal development. I plan to pursue a biomedical career in the future.
My research focus is in Tardigrades, a close relative of nematodes and other arthropods. They are known for their ability to turn themselves into a tun state of extreme dehydration in a water-lacking environment. I am currently working with and directed by Dr. Kirk on creating transgenic Tardigrades that transcribe GFP, which enables better observation of these organisms' rehydration when they get sent to space in the future.