Kara is currently in the Cancer and Cell Biology PhD program.
2011-2015 B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Ohio University in Athens, OH
Research Intern (2011-present). Mathematics Department, Ohio University.
Researched and presented topics related to the yeast cell cycle, vector-borne diseases, and Drosophila embryogenesis for a group of mathematicians working on modeling biological functions. Second author of manuscript currently in review process.
Research Assistant (2014-present). Department of Biological Sciences, Ohio University. Examined the function of CLIC in the phosphoregulation of Moesin in Drosophila rhabdomere formation. Honors thesis research.
Research Assistant (2014-present). Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ohio University. Performed lab tests to investigate a new route of diagnosing ventilator-associated pneumonia involving ventilation filters and PCR, as well as preliminary procedures for 16S 1etagenomics sequencing.
HONORS and AWARDS
Gateway Excellence Scholarship. (2011 – 2015)
Dean’s List and Scholarship. (2012 – 2015)
John Kopchick Molecular and Cellular Biology Undergraduate Support Fund for $1500. (2014- 2015)
Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fund for $1465. (2014-2015)
Bios 3100, 3105 – Genetics, Genetics Lab
Bios 3200, 3205 – Animal Cell Biology, Cell and Microbiology Laboratory Techniques Bios 3210 – Microbiology (Class and Lab)
Bios 4070 – Developmental Biology
Bios 4260 – Molecular Genetics
Bios 4630, 4635 – Biological Chemistry, Biochemistry Lab
Sigma Alpha Lambda Honors Society (2012 – present). Volunteer organization. Volunteered for litter cleanup and various campus activities; collected food donations for local food bank.