User:Katherine Grace Johnson

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Katherine Grace Johnson (an artistic interpretation)


  • 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 [[1]] 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.

Work Experience

  • 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.


Media:MRNA Production and Degradation Data Sets Bibliography.docx‎

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