Rebecca Jaszczak

BMS Graduate Student
rebecca.jaszczak [at] ucsf.edu

I started college in Virginia as an English major due to my interests in creative writing and poetry, but found my true passion studying science. After graduating in 2012, I worked as a lab tech in Adrian Halme's lab to better understand how hormonal signaling during development can influence tumorigenesis in Drosophila. I joined the Laird lab to expand my interests in developmental biology. In particular, I hope to learn more about how the developing niche helps regulate the heterogeneity of the primordial germ cell population. When I'm not working on my fluorescent-light "lab tan," my hobbies include binge-reading sci-fi books, writing poetry, and backpacking