I spent a year and a half investigating the mechanisms involved in chromosome segregation during meiosis in C. elegans. My research projects included characterizing meiotic checkpoint components by indirect immunofluorescence microscopy. I had the opportunity to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of students and scientists to troubleshoot and solve many challenging problems.

As a member of the Needhi Bhalla lab, I used a number molecular biology techniques to genotype and construct C. elegans strains for experiments. Some of my projects involved performing genetic engineering using CRISPR/Cas-9 technology. I authored bioinformatics scripts to query and identify unique motifs in genomic datasets.

In June 2015, I designed and presented a poster on one of my projects at the 20th International C. elegans Meeting in Los Angeles, CA.

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