Thursday, October 23, 2014

Beyond Rochester: Katherine Sharp 10/29 at 4pm

What's Beyond Rochester? The series is an opportunity to learn about careers and get firsthand advice from successful alumni in a variety of fields. All Students are welcome.  These events are sponsored by the Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center and Office of Alumni Relations.

Katherine Sharp 
Beyond Rochester 10/29/2014 at 4:00pm
Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center Conference Room
Dewey Hall 4-200

Katie received a B.S. in Biochemistry with a minor in French in 2007 from the University of Rochester. She is currently a graduate student working towards a PhD in genetics at Stanford University. In her research, Katie uses the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, to understand how cells in a developing organism communicate with their neighboring cells so that all the cells can coordinate their actions. As a graduate student she spends most of her time in the lab conducting research, but she also has the opportunity to teach courses, work in a local science museum, and travel to conferences to present her work and learn from other scientists. 

While at UofR, Katie worked in a lab in the immunology department and was a deKiewiet Summer Research Fellow. After graduation, she moved to France for a year as an English language teaching assistant through a program run by the French embassy in the United States. When she returned to the United States in the summer of 2008, she moved to Boston where she worked for two years as a research assistant in a lab at Harvard Medical School. She began her PhD program in 2010 and plans to defend her thesis in the fall of 2015. She would like to eventually be a faculty member at a research university. 

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