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Elelta Sisay is a postbaccalaureate fellow.

Elelta Sisay, B.A.

Postbaccalaureate Fellow

NCI Shady Grove | CRL/3402

Ms. Sisay joined DCEG as a postbaccalaureate fellow in the Laboratory of Translational Genomics (LTG) under the mentorship of Jiyeon Choi, Ph.D., M.S., Earl Stadtman investigator in August 2023. She graduated from Pomona College in Claremont, California in 2023 with a B.A in molecular biology. Ms. Sisay conducted her experimental senior thesis in a lab studying eggshell assembly in C. elegans.

In the Jiyeon Choi Laboratory, Ms. Sisay is working under Dr. Choi and Thong Luong, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, aiding in projects characterizing the role of variants identified by genome-wide associated studies in increasing susceptibility to lung cancer. Dr. Choi’s lab is interested in functional genomic approaches to characterize these identified variants, as well as identifying new genetic loci that are associated with lung cancer by studying diverse populations.