Ph.D. Student at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
"At Hendrix I got broad exposure to science and biology which allowed me to consider a wide range of laboratories for my graduate research."
I am a Ph.D. student in Andreas Matouchek's Lab. I research regulation of protein degradation by a multi-subunit cellular complex called the Proteasome, specifically, the targeting of substrates to the proteasome by ubiquitin-dependent and -independent pathways.
In Andrea Duina's lab I helped to create and characterize suppressor mutants of the histone H3 mutant H3-L61W. During this time I was also able to travel to the international Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology Meeting in Toronto, Canada, to present my research.
How Hendrix prepared me for success
At Hendrix I got broad exposure to science and biology which allowed me to consider a wide range of laboratories for my graduate research. I was also able to experience life in the laboratory and gain skills that made me able to more quickly pick up on laboratory tasks. In addition, I was exposed to reading and analyzing scientific papers before I arrived at graduate school.