User:Katherine Grace Johnson
- Katherine Grace Johnson
- Loyola Marymount University - 1 LMU Drive, MSB #2921, Los Angeles, CA 90045
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- Biochemistry Major and Applied Mathematics Minor at Loyola Marymount University
- Expected graduation year: 2017
- Upper division courses enrolled in or completed in biology,chemistry, and mathematics:
- Analytical Chemistry and Lab
- Biochemistry and Lab
- Advanced Biochemistry and Lab
- Physical Chemistry and Lab
- Probability and Statistics
- Linear Algebra
- Complex Analysis
Career interests and goals
Currently, I work in the Dahlquist Lab [] at Loyola Marymount University.
- Project title: Mathematical Modeling of the cold shock gene regulatory network in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
- Mentors: Dr. Kam Dahlquist, Department of Biology and Dr. Ben Fitzpatrick, Department of Mathematics
- Previous presentations and projects:
- Loyola Marymount Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 2015
- West Coast Biological Science Undergraduate Research Conference, Point Loma, San Diego, April 2015
- Loyola Marymount University Summer Undergraduate Research Program, May-June 2015
- funding awarded by University Honors Program Summer Fellowship
I plan to attend medical school and become a primary care physician focused on combining novel medical technology and research with community outreach and patient care.
- General Chemistry Tutor at the Loyola Marymount University Academic Resource Center
- Fall 2014 to present
- Responsible for comprehensive knowledge of general chemistry and ability to work with students in groups and one-on-one.
- Sales Assistant
- May-August 2013
- Responsible for organizing clothing and helping customers at a clothing store
- Medical Fileroom Assistant
- May-August 2012
- Responsible for patient file location and organization
Personal Interests and Hobbies
- I enjoy playing the piano (Debussy is my favorite), hiking, and reading science fiction.
- My favorite aspect of biology is how the interactions of known molecules combine to create beautiful, unknown complexity.
- My favorite part of mathematics is that it provides a universal language we can use to understand all natural phenomena.