Covid-19 led to an early graduation from my undergraduate education in July of 2020. Shortly after, I joined the laboratory of Dr. Michael Kilberg at the University of Florida and shifted my research focus from noncoding RNAs in Prostate Cancer to inborn genetic errors of metabolism that lead to Asparagine Synthetase Deficiency (ASNSD) in pediatric patients. I now look to characterize new patients through collaborative efforts with their physicians to further understand the biochemical and molecular mechanisms underlying the condition. With my shifted research focus leading to a genuine curiosity towards biochemistry, genome engineering, and translational medicine, I have made the decision to apply for PhD program admission in the upcoming year to continue my development in a new research environment.
Poster# 274: Multifaceted function of microRNA-299-3p fosters an antitumor environment through modulation of androgen receptor and VEGFA signaling pathways in prostate cancer cells