Resident in Laboratory Animal Medicine
Graduate Group: Cell and Molecular Biology
Thesis Topic: LIN28B, let-7, and the molecular pathogenesis of colon cancer
Catrina's thesis explored the role of proteins that regulate microRNAs in colon tumors, and suggests that these factors may serve as prognostic markers for humans diagnosed with colon cancer.
After graduation, Catrina is a resident in laboratory animal medicine at Columbia University. In addition to becoming a laboratory animal veterinarian, Catrina aspires to perform research in bioethics while continuing to develop herself as a writer.