• Title Research technician—Varelas lab
  • Education BS in Biology, Gordon College
  • Office K6-Varelas lab
  • Area of Interest Hippo pathway
    Lung biology

As a research technician in the Varelas laboratory, I am currently investigating the WWTR1-CAMTA1 fusion oncoprotein and its role in epithelioid hemangioendothelioma through ex vivo experiments using a novel knock-in mouse model. I also support the team’s projects studying the Hippo pathway and its role in cell fate by maintaining our mouse colony and ordering supplies.

I graduated from Gordon College with my Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2019, with minors in Neuroscience and Spanish. During my undergraduate experience, I researched the role of eosinophils in gastrointestinal disease and allergic response through a partnership with Dr. Lisa Spencer’s lab at the Division of Allergy and Inflammation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Developed under the supervision of Dr. Evangeline Cornwell, my honors thesis investigated CD11c expression on small intestinal eosinophils of eosinophil-specific Notch2 knockout mice in an OVA food allergy model. My interest in the signaling pathways underlying cell fate led me to the Varelas lab, where I have been fortunate to learn many new laboratory techniques and project development skills from our team.

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