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Daniel entered the CMB Program in 2020 and is a student in the Beth Weaver Lab. His research evolves around understanding the molecular mechanisms and cellular significance of Mad1’s role in integrin trafficking.
"The CMB program was very outstanding of all the PhD programs I interviewed with. I was very enthused by how much current students were involved and actively participating in recruitment events. Overall I felt very welcome during my interview weekend."
Megan entered the CMB Program in 2020 and is a student in the Wei Xu Lab. Her research involves investigating the role of protein arginine methyltransferase CARM1 in estrogen signaling as a potential target for combating endocrine resistant breast cancer.
"I plan to become a university professor and continue to pursue cancer research. I also want to increase diversity in academia and be a mentor and support to students from marginalized communities in higher education."
Ryan entered the CMB Program in 2019 and is a student in the Rob Kalejta Lab. His research involves investigating epigenetic regulation of HCMV gene expression by the intrinsic immune system.
"I was inspired to study virology because viruses are true master manipulators of cell biology. So much of our current understanding of molecular processes comes from studying viruses."
Class of 2021
BS, Biology – St. Petersburg State University
MS, Biology – St. Petersburg State University
Class of 2019
BS, Biochemistry – Kansas State University