Hello! I am an undergraduate student at WCU majoring in Biology and Chemistry with an expected graduation of May 2021. I was a participant in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program during the summer of 2020 which jumpstarted my senior thesis. After undergrad, I want to earn a PhD in pathology/ molecular biology, biochemistry/ immunology and work to help people afflicted with diseases.
Senior Research Poster
Investigating an Uncharacterized Protein (3UN6) in Staphylococcus aureus NCTC 8325
This research project investigated an uncharacterized protein in Staphylococcus aureus NCTC 8325 (PDB: 3UN6). To identify a possible protein function three assessments were implemented and required bioinformatic programs and databases (BLASTp, InterPro, UniProt, PredictProtein, etc.). We are continuing our investigation and exploring new avenues to build upon our hypothesis, narrow down the transported molecule, and publish our findings.