Hi my name is Shaun and I am an undergraduate junior majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry (Class of 2023). I have been working in the Truskey lab since the summer before my sophomore year, and am currently researching about the LINC complex in progeria. I am currently culturing stem cells and differentiating them into endothelial and smooth muscle cells, and comparing the gene expression between these cells and the progeria cell lines. I am also part of the Duke iGEM team where we are currently developing a reporter system for the high throughput drug screening of the disease glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer. Besides having fun doing research, I am an avid grappler and am part of the Duke Brazilian Jiu Jitsu club.
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