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Young Investigator Profile: Crystal Hepp

Following the Evolution of Infectious Diseases

Postdoc, Northern Arizona University

Recommended by Marcie McClure, Montana State University

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Crystal Hepp stumbled onto bioinformatics as an undergrad. She was looking for a university work-study job that was in a lab when she came across a flier advertising a bioinformatics position that would involve studying viruses like Ebola and HIV.

"And so I thought, 'OK, I can do bioinformatics,' and I walked into Dr. Marcie McClure's lab and then she hired me," Hepp told GenomeWeb.

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