Current advisor: Rotating in the lab of David Wang, PhD
Undergraduate university: Oregon State University
This past summer I worked in the lab of Dr. David Wang. I investigated the role of lipid and lipid regulatory genes on Orsay virus infection in C.elegans using RNA interference as well as knock-out mutant worms. The ultimate goal of my project is to extrapolate my findings to viral infection in mammalian cell culture and humans to gain a better understanding of evolutionarily conserved host viral defense mechanisms.