Meet Taylor Marohl from the Janes Lab
Taylor Marohl is a Ph.D. student in Kevin Janes' lab. She is one of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Chairs for GBMES, focusing on helping to educate the department on DEI issues and promoting an inclusive environment in UVA Biomedical Engineering.
Q: Where did you go for your undergradate degree, and what did you study?
I grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin and studied biomedical engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Q: What is something that you like about your research?
I study a signaling pathway that is dysregulated in breast cancer, and how heterogeneity influences the effects of that dysregulation. I enjoy that my research is motivated by computational studies – and my wet-lab results will motivate more computational studies. It’s cool to see experimental and computational work inform one another.
Q: What do you like to do when you aren't working on research?
I love being outdoors – hiking, backpacking, kayaking, and downhill skiing are my favorites. I also enjoy cooking, baking (see below), and tending my little succulent collection.
Q: What is a food you enjoy?
Chocolate. Pretty much any dessert, but my go-to is brown butter chocolate chip cookies (feel free to reach out if you want the recipe)
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