I am an undergraduate student at the University of Florida majoring in Nutritional Sciences with the aim of becoming a physician-researcher. My interests consist of learning about host-microbiome interactions in relation to gastrointestinal disease development. Since joining the Jobin lab in September 2018, I have learned a variety of laboratory techniques for testing hypotheses and analyzing data. My current responsibilities include genotyping the lab’s mice lines, as well as assisting all of the post-doctoral associates, graduate students and lab staff in their experiments. Overall, through the guidance of the incredible scientists and laboratory staff at the Jobin lab, my experience as an undergraduate research assistant has been very meaningful and rewarding!
I intend to continue to expand my research skill-set, specifically in the area of clinical research. I will be matriculating to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in Fall 2020 where I will pursue microbiome research as a medical student as well.