Two graduating seniors majoring in Genetics, Cell Biology and Development were welcomed as members of Phi Beta Kappa this year. The graduates named to the society include:
As an undergraduate, Ivy Johnson worked as a research assistant in the lab of Dr. Deepali Sachdev in the Masonic Cancer Center. She
completed my honors thesis on a novel natural-killer-cell-based immunotherapy targeted against breast cancer. Next fall, she will be attending the University of Nebraska Medical Center master's program in genetic counseling.
Meredith Song is a senior studying Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development, and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies. She has worked in Feng Zhang's lab for the past two years focusing on projects examining methylation mechanisms in Setaria viridis, a model monocot organism, using CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing tools. After graduation, Meredith plans to spend a gap year or two working in farming and sustainable agriculture before returning to graduate school.