Aimee Koestler joined DCEG in June 2022 as a postbaccalaureate fellow in the Clinical Genetics Branch (CGB) under the mentorship of Lisa Mirabello, Ph.D., M.S. She earned a B.S. in biology with a minor in French from Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania. Ms. Koestler completed undergraduate research in food microbiology, as well as pediatric pulmonary medicine and environmental health. Her previous experiences fostered her interest in public health and infectious disease research.
In CGB, Ms. Koestler is helping with several human papillomavirus (HPV) genomics projects, specifically studying the distribution of genetic HPV 35 variants among cervical cancers around the world and particularly in women of African ancestry.