Undergraduate Research Assistant
BSc Biology Student
Molecular Cell Biotechnology
Cell Biology Teaching Assistant
Research Methodology Intern
A Bit About Me
Madison joined the lab through the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Research Methodology Program. She plays tennis for the Universities Division II team and serves on the Penguin Student Athlete Advisory Committee as the Community Service and Outreach Lead. Her career objective is to do clinical research with in-utero genetics to test and treat fetuses for genetic diseases before they are born.
Microbiomes of Western Pond Turtles
Madison has been involved in a project aimed at characterizing the microbiomes of western pond turtles in the Bay Area.
Experienced in multivariate statistics and regression analysis, computational language proficiency in R, Unix, and Python
DNA/RNA isolation, conventional PCR, DNA/RNA extraction, passage of cultures, quantification of microorganisms using hemocytometer and spectrophotometry, bacterial isolation, next generation sequencing library preparation
Internal and external microbiomes of native and invasive turtles from the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Environmental Microbiology