Medical Scientist Training Program Student
I’m originally from a small town in Upstate New York called Rome. I’m not sure when I began to realize the passion I had for science, but my earliest memory brings me to a second grade science fair. After that I was hooked. As I entered high school I quickly became more interested in biology and chemistry, leading me to Ithaca College to pursue a B.S. in biochemistry. I was drawn to Ithaca College by the environment in the science department which exuded support of research and encouragement of curiosity. It was there that I developed a love for research and an insatiable interest for exploring the unknown. Under the guidance of several of my professors I continued to cultivate my research skills and plan for the future, including a plan to apply to M.D./Ph.D. programs where I could turn my research inquisitiveness toward questions in medicine, specifically in the realm of cancer.
Current Research Activities
- Investigating the role of GAS2L3 in Triple Negative Breast Cancer
- Junior Clinician at the Student-Run Free Clinic at Case Western Reserve University
- Strunk, R.J., Piemonte, K.M., Petersen, N.M., Koutsiolis, D., Bouriotis, V., Perry, K. Cole, K.E. “Structure determination of BA0150, a putative polysaccharide deacetylase from Bacillus anthracis” Acta Crystallography. 2014. PMID: 24637747