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Joined 16 January 2019


Contact Information

Life Science Building


Study Focus

  • Major: B.S. Biology
  • Minor: Biochemistry
  • Expected Graduation Year: December 2019

Upper Division Biology Lecture Courses

  • General Microbiology
  • Urban Ecology
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • 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.

Independent Research

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

  1. Doing Independent Research
  2. Volunteering
  3. Singing


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.

Except for what is noted above, this individual journal entry was completed by me and not copied from another source.Desireegonzalez (talk) 23:09, 22 January 2019 (PST)


Dahlquist, K. & Fitzpatrick, B.G. (2019, January 24). BIOL388/S19:Week 1. Retrieved from on 25 January 2019.

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