Entering Class: 2015
PhD Program: Neurosciences
Advisor: Polyxeni (Pola) Philippidou
Undergraduate Institution: Northwestern University
Hometown: Okemos, MI.
Research Interests: Developmental neuroscience, molecular neuroscience
About me: I've lived in various areas of the Midwest my whole life, and am excited to stay here for my MSTP training. In my free time, I enjoy watching documentaries, gardening/competing with my father to see who can grow the most tomatoes, and pretending to be Sarah Venus. I enjoy laughing and being sassy and am never very serious.
Comment about the MSTP program: We're a very close group - my fellow MSTP classmates are some of my closest friends.
Vagnozzi AN, Reiter JF, Wong SY. Hair follicle and interfollicular epidermal stem cells make varying contributions to wound regeneration. Cell Cycle. 2015 Nov 2; 14(21):3408-17. PMID: 26398918.
Peterson SC, Eberl M, Vagnozzi AN, Belkadi A, Veniaminova NA, Verhaegen ME, Bichakjian CK, Ward NL, Dlugosz AA, Wong SY. Basal cell carcinoma preferentially arises from stem cells within hair follicle and mechanosensory niches. Cell Stem Cell. 2015 Apr 2; 16(4):400-12. PMID: 25842978.
Veniaminova NA, Vagnozzi AN, Kopinke D, Do TT, Murtaugh LC, Maillard I, Dlugosz AA, Reiter JF, Wong SY. Keratin 79 identifies a novel population of migratory epithelial cells that initiates hair canal morphogenesis and regeneration. Development. 2013 Dec; 140(24):4870-80. PMID: 24198274.
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