Tiffanie Lee is working in the Strahl lab through the UNC SMART program, while also serving as a mentor in the EDGE Genomics Program through the UNC SOM’s Program for Precision Medicine in Healthcare. Tiffanie’s research looks at how mutating ASH1L histone reader domains impacts the regulation of leukemia-dependent genes. Leukemia is the most common childhood cancer, and MLL-rearranged leukemias are aggressive and more resistant to treatments. Outside of the lab, Tiffanie is taking Chinese classes and enjoying personal time for running, making new friends, and exploring Chapel Hill. Welcome Tiffanie to the department for Summer 2022!
UNC Educational Pathways to Increase Diversity in GEnomics (EDGE) is an innovative 2-year summer program for undergraduate students who are interested in careers in genomics. EDGE is aimed at freshman and sophomore undergraduate students.
The SMART program is geared towards students from underrepresented populations, with a priority given to transfer students (students who transferred to UNC-CH). Selected students will pursue 9 weeks of research in STEM research groups (30 hours of research/ week), starting mid-May.
For more about these programs and Strahl lab:
EDGE Genomics Program through the UNC SOM’s Program for Precision Medicine in Healthcare