Student Research Assistant


Phone: (919) 966 7548


Shadia is an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill set to graduate May 2018. She was born in Charlotte, NC. “Tar Heel Born, Tar Heel Bred, and when she dies, a Tar Heel Dead!” In the Sullivan Lab, under Research Assistant Professor Dr. Paola Giusti-Rodríguez, she assists with a high-throughput reporter assay called STARR-SEQ, Self-Transcribing Active Regulatory Region Sequencing, to determine the molecular basis of schizophrenia among the millions of regulatory elements in the human genome and answer the tough question of whether functional noncoding elements alter the regulation of gene expression.