Biological Sciences, PhD Student
Michelle is a PhD student in the Division of Biological Sciences, with an emphasis in microbiology.
Research Interests: Michelle’s research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms of bacterial growth and division.
Campus Involvement: ACES, Social Media Coordinator; Bound for Grad School event planning committee, Science Communication and Public Engagements (SCAPE)
Awards: Life Science Fellowship, Office of Graduate Studies Professional Presentation Travel Award, and the Douglas D. Randall Young Scientists Development Travel Award, 1st Place for oral presentation at the Missouri Branch of the American Society for Microbiology.
Future Plans: Michelle is interested in a career in science policy and science communication. I hope to apply my knowledge as a scientist to help impact policy decisions, and to help scientists communicate the importance of their work to policymakers and the public.
“My best moment as a graduate student has been mentoring and training undergraduates that have gone on to find great jobs or who have gone on to graduate school. Seeing someone that I helped train be successful in what they wanted to do is a great experience.”