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Steven Cincotta, MS

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DSCB Graduate Student
steven.cincotta [at] ucsf.edu

I am originally from Long Island, New York, and I went to school at Boston University where I earned my bachelors degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and my masters degree in Biotechnology. While at BU, I worked in the lab of Laertis Ikonomou studying the role of the transcription factor Nkx2-1 in the specification of lung and thyroid progenitors during the directed differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells. As part of the Laird lab, I have worked with others to identify piRNAs in the human fetal testis, as well as characterize their dynamic expression over the course of human development. My current thesis project aims to understand the link between stress and the developing mammalian germline. When I’m not in lab, I enjoy playing guitar and ukulele, exploring all the wine bars and tiki bars in SF, and most of all learning other languages!