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Zoe Greene – Lab Technician
Zoe Greene – Research Technician

Campbell lab research

The Campbell Lab is divided into two “teams”: Vinculin and RAS. They have two grants which fund the research of two separate proteins both linked to human disease patterns. I am involved in studying Vinculin and its splice isoform Metavinculin. The protein is small and dynamic playing a huge role in cell functioning.

When did you join Campbell lab?

I joined the lab in July 2019.

What is it like being part of a team?

The environment we have fostered is one of support and collaboration. It has been a great learning experience. A team-based approach yields results and gets people thinking in ways far beyond what a single person can accomplish. My work supports the team dynamics and allows the lab to run smoothly and safely.

What is your typical day like in the lab?

A typical day starts with checking for packages, putting away clean dishes, and responding to emails. I execute my own research project under the guidance of Sharon Campbell and Ashhar Khan. I typically run experiments or processes data while balancing the lab ordering and EHS standards in the lab.

Educational background

I received my Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2019.

Zoe Greens family dogs Stella and Sophie

What part of North Carolina are you from?

I grew up in Eastern North Carolina. I have six brothers and sisters.

Fun facts

I also work at REI, an outdoor retail store, coach women’s rugby club for UNC, and volunteer with the Red Cross. In my spare time, I like to hike in the Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area and bake.

Do you have pets?

I have two family dogs Stella and Sophie.

Future plans

I plan to start medical school in the Fall of 2022.

I am also planning a trip to the Mighty Five out West: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Arches National Park. My goal is to successfully hike Angels Landing Trail.