Michelle Saavedra is a current Masters student in the department of Biology at New York University. Saavedra plans to realize a career in Genetics upon the completion of her graduate studies. Saavedra?s motivation for pursuing genomic studies stems from learning how to decipher the genomic and epigenomic alterations in brain cancer to traditional therapy treatments through past research experiences during her undergraduate career at Kean University. Her research practicum and academic background has drawn her attention to the importance of gene expression patterns across species and biological conditions, yet at large, the importance of Genomic research that can dramatically improve clinical medicine and the healthcare industry. Outside of her studies, Saavedra is a Graduate Life leader for NYU Student life and President of Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS).
MS, DNA Recombinant Biology, 2021 (expected)
New York University
BSc, Biology, Chemistry, 2019