Young Investigator Profile: Kaitlin Samocha

From Punnett Squares to Complex Traits

Graduate Student, Harvard Medical School

Recommended by David Goldstein, Duke University

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Kaitlin Samocha remembers filling out those Punnett squares in high school biology and getting excited about genetics. Of course, she quickly learned that those squares aren't used much outside the classroom as she took advantage of an outreach program at Washington University in St. Louis. While still in high school, she worked in a lab studying complex traits in a mouse model system, a theme she continued as an undergraduate.

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