CURRENTLY: USC Medical School class of 2017
Colin was a URAP in the lab for 2 years. He initially formed a team with Shayla Salzman, working on evolution of thermogenesis in cycads. He developed high standards for protocols for RNA extraction from super tough plant tissue preserved in RNA later. He later worked on understanding the role of miRNAs in the evolution of floral development in the Zingiberales while he continued to excel in RNA extraction from thermogeneic cycads and was responsible for developing RNA databases to look for gene expression across time points from Macrozamia cones during the process of thermogenesis, in collaboration with Dr. Irene Terry (Utah).
Major: MCB 2013