She currently works with postdoctoral researcher Dr. Tina Lasisi to manage lab coordination and development of recruitment materials. Ultimately, Hannah plans to use these skills and knowledge to work as a public health expert.
Amy Mook graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Genetics and Developmental Biology. As an undergraduate, she worked as a research assistant in the Shriver Lab on the ADAPT4 study and performed DNA extractions on human saliva. Amy also completed an independent research project which evaluated the National Institute of Health’s protocol for extracting DNA from a strawberry. Amy is now pursing a Master of Science in Genetic Counseling and a Master of Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan.
Sam is a senior in the Forensic Science Program at Penn State University with a concentration in Molecular Biology and a minor in Anthropology. Sam is currently a member of the microARCH Lab under Dr. Laura Weyrich researching the applications of microbiomes and ancient DNA techniques to the forensic science field. In addition to her research, she is the vice president of the Forensic Science Club at Penn State and is an active advocate for scientific outreach. Sam plans to attend medical school after graduation to eventually achieve a career as a forensic pathologist.