- Desiree Gonzalez
- Email me through OpenWetWare
- Biology Department
- 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles CA 90045
- LMU Biology Department Website
- Major: B.S. Biology
- Minor: Biochemistry
- Expected Graduation Year: December 2019
Upper Division Biology Lecture Courses
- General Microbiology
- Urban Ecology
- Plant Biotechnology
- General Physiology
- Marine Biology
- Advanced Biochemistry
- Biomathematical Modeling
Upper Division Biology Lecture Labs and Research
- General Microbiology Lab
- Biochemistry Lab
- Plant Molecular Biology Research
Career and Goals
Future Career Interests
After graduating from LMU, I would like to go to medical school. In the future, I would like to earn an M.D. and become a doctor. As a doctor, specifically a pediatrician, I would have the goal of assisting small children overcome their health struggles.
Recent Work Experience
Student Employment Services
- Front Desk Assistant (September 2016-August 2017)
- Answer phone calls, emails, and help with office customer service.
LMU Student Worker Program
- Co-General (May 2018-Current)
- Help to lead the 24 Crew members in major jobs around the LMU campus.
- Crew Member (August 2017-May 2018)
- Work with the rest of the Student Worker Crew to assist in set-ups and take downs of major LMU campus events.
I have been working on independent research with Dr. Fujishige. We have been conducting research surrounding the idea of over-expressing the pilus gene, with the help of E.coli in order to determine the effects of extra pili on attachment and reproduction. Collection of data is still in progress.
Favorite Aspects and Personal Hobbies
Personal Interests/ Hobbies
- Doing Independent Research
My favorite aspect of Biology has to be the way that science is both simple and yet complex. The various integrations of Biology in all parts of life, with its range of complexity, is the reason that I find science intriguing. Due to this characteristic, Biology is able to be comprehended by different types of people.
My favorite aspect of mathematics is the feeling of success that one feels when understanding a difficult concept. This feeling makes me enjoy mathematics, because it helps to give motivation to keep learning.
I spoke face to face with Dr. Dahlquist to determine how to "comment out," and how to upload an image onto OpenWetWare. When formatting the picture I took of the Life Science Building, I looked at the wiki syntax on Dr. Fitzpatrick's page; Ben G. Fitzpatrick.
Dahlquist, K. & Fitzpatrick, B.G. (2019, January 24). BIOL388/S19:Week 1. Retrieved from https://openwetware.org/wiki/BIOL388/S19:Week_1 on 25 January 2019.
Spring 2019 Semester Pages
Below are the links to all the Assignments and Journal Entries of the Spring 2019 Semester.
User Page: user:desireegonzalez
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Weekly Assignment Pages:
Individual Journal Entry Pages:
- desireegonzalez Week 1
- desireegonzalez Week 2
- desireegonzalez Week 3
- desireegonzalez Week 4/5
- desireegonzalez Week 6
- desireegonzalez Week 7
- desireegonzalez Week 9
- desireegonzalez Week 10
- desireegonzalez Week 11
- desireegonzalez Week 12
- desireegonzalez Week 15
Shared Journal Pages: