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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention

Alyxandra Golden, B.A., joined the Laboratory of Translational Genomics (LTG) as a postbaccalaureate fellow in the laboratory of Jiyeon Choi, Ph.D., M.S., Earl Stadtman Investigator, in 2020. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2020 with a degree in biochemistry and a minor in computer science. Her undergraduate research in the lab of Dr. Kristi Anseth focused on controlling the tissue regeneration-related secretory properties of mesenchymal stem cells through biomaterial scaffolds.

Ms. Golden works on functional characterization of associated risk loci for lung cancer, under the mentorship of Dr. Choi.