Taryn is a rising senior biology major and medical anthropology minor from Apex, North Carolina. She works as a laboratory assistant for three PIs in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the UNC School of Medicine, and will be beginning her own research project in the fall. Her main love is genetics and she plans to pursue a career in pharmacogenomics research. When she’s not in the lab, Taryn loves to travel the world. Her favorite places she’s visited are Chiang Mai, Thailand and Lake Lucerne, Switzerland. She also enjoys hiking, watching Carolina basketball, and spending time with her chihuahua, the Mighty Hercules.