Lina Afonso, BA
I grew up in San Francisco for most of my life. It is growing up in the flourishing Biology environment in SF that I was inspired to pursue my degree in Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley. In college, I began undergraduate research in Jen-Chywan Wang's lab understading transcriptional regulation of primary glucocorticoid genes. Currently, in the Laird Lab, I am investigating primordial germ cell migration and colonization in avian systems and aging in Naked Mole Rat ovaries. When not in lab or consuming delicious food, I enjoy swimming, going to concerts, and listening to hip-hop music.