Sabrina K. Phanor

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PhD student

Department Of Genetics & Development,

Columbia University Medical Center

Biography

I was raised in a small suburban town in the South Shore area of Eastern Massachusetts. In the heart of downtown Boston, I attended Suffolk University and graduated with B.S in Biochemistry. During undergraduate, I studied the oligomerization of the ICEBs1 conjugative element, ConB, and investigated the enzyme activity of two fumarase alleles that caused Fumarate Hydratase Deficiency (FHD). After college, I worked as a research technician for three years at Brigham and Women’s Hospital studying protein-DNA interactions, DNA regulatory elements, and human alternative isoforms. Because of my job and undergraduate experience, I became interested in exploring genetics and biomedical science. Besides schoolwork, I enjoy painting, reading novels, and kickboxing.