I am a rising junior at the University of Georgia studying Microbiology and Psychology. Research has always been a large part of my undergraduate career. Some of the research that I have been doing here has included: Investigating a universal vaccine to protect against all strains of seasonal and pandemic influenza and respiratory syncytial virus under Dr. Ted Ross, a GRA Eminent Research Scholar, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine.
In the microbiology field I have helped in researching and characterizing the third enzyme in the metabolic pathway of DMSP (dimethylsulfonium propionate) under the guidance of Dr. Hao Shi in the Whitman Laboratory, UGA Department of Microbiology. This is my second year on the iGEM team and I am involved with the RBS (Ribosome Binding Site) library project.