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Sara M.

Ann Arbor, MI

$40/hour

Genetics Grad Student

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A.B from Bryn Mawr College
Biology
(attending) University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
Graduate Coursework

Education

A.B from Bryn Mawr College (Biology)

(attending) University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI (Graduate Coursework)

About Sara

I am a graduate student at the University of Michigan, earning a PhD in Human Genetics. I graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 2011.

I conducted undergraduate research into chromatin modifications and their impact on preferential paternal expression (lay terms: how chemical groups attached to DNA change how if it that gene (segment of DNA) can be read and translated into a functional product, and if there is a relationship between that affected genetic expression and which parent that particular gene came from). I majored in Biology, focused heavily on Molecular Biology and Chemistry.

I then went on to do research as a lab technician for 4 years in therapeutic resistance in cancer. I worked for two different labs associated with Harvard and MIT during that time.

I moved to Ann Arbor to start my PhD program last fall. I am in a lab where we work on developmental neurogenetics. We are hoping to elucidate some of the mechanistic and time point specific activities of certain genes and their role in development of the human brain.

I am very interested in pursuing science policy, scientific literacy and education, science communication -associated fields at some point in my career. I am and have been involved in outreach in area schools, for groups underrepresented in STEM, and for women/girls in STEM.

I have extensive experience tutoring privately in Biology.

I am a graduate student in biomedical science, specifically in genetics. I have my Bachelor's in Biology, 7 years of laboratory research experience, and hundreds of hours of volunteer and paid teaching and tutoring in Science, Biology, and Genetics.

I am pretty flexible and on the medical and central campuses at Michigan in Ann Arbor. I can easily meet at libraries, coffee shops, or academic buildings on campus. Hit me up if you think you would benefit from anthropomorphic analogies of biology and chemistry! I enjoy this job a lot. :)
I am a graduate student at the University of Michigan, earning a PhD in Human Genetics. I graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 2011.

I conducted undergraduate research into chromatin modifications and their impact on preferential paternal expression (lay terms: how chemical
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Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Ann Arbor, MI 48104
In-person lessons
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Genetics
Test Preparation:
ACT Science

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Genetics

I am a PhD student in Human Genetics at the University of Michigan. I conducted my undergraduate thesis work in epigenetics. I was a technician in cancer genetics research for 4 years in Boston area institutions. And I am doing my graduate thesis research in developmental neurogenetics.

A.B from Bryn Mawr College
Biology
(attending) University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
Graduate Coursework

Education

A.B from Bryn Mawr College (Biology)

(attending) University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sara will travel within 5 miles of Ann Arbor, MI 48104.