Michelle T. Juarez, Ph.D.

Assistant Project Scientist
Science Background: Animal & Plant Developmental Genetics

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Dr. Juarez is a Project Scientist and former NIH IRACDA Postdoctoral Fellow working for Dr. William McGinnis in the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology at the University of California, San Diego. Her research uses developmental genetics to study the epithelial wound response in Drosophila melanogaster. The significance of this project is the elaboration of pathway controlling wound healing and regeneration in Drosophila and applying the knowledge gained to mammalian models. She received a Ph.D. in Genetics from SUNY-Stoney Brook in December 2004, conducting her experimental work at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Dr. Juarez’s future goal is to establish her own lab at a research university. Participating in the IRACDA Postdoctoral program allowed her to develop the tools necessary to effectively communicate her research and reach out to new generation of students.

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last updated 2-Oct-2011