User:Michelle R. Sukup Jackson
Education and Research
Hi there! I'm currently a PhD candidate in Biological Engineering at MIT. I'm working in Dr. Bevin Engelward's lab, studying recombination events in DNA. My research interests lie in the field of cellular and genomic response to physical insult or stimuli. In Fall of 2008 and Fall of 2009, I TA'd for 20.109.
I am originally from a small town, Malvern, in southwest Iowa. I went to the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA, for BS and MS and I was very fortunate to work with Dr. Gina C. Schatteman of Integrated Physiology at UI and Dr. Victor G.J. Rodgers at the University of California at Riverside for my MS degree. My thesis research focused on the feasibility of using adult CD34+ hematopoietic stem cells to vascularize a bioartificial pancreas.
I am recently married, and my husband and I are now together, not 1500 miles apart. My favorite color is blue, and I once had partially blue hair. I enjoy reading non-technical books, water skiing, volunteering, and watching Grey's Anatomy. I'm usually always looking for a new good book to read, so shoot me a recommendation.
I have a brown tabby cat named Mara that is toilet trained, which is as awesome as it sounds. I went to Spain in Summer 2009 with my brother and sister and we had a blast.
Thanks for stopping by! MSJ