Previous Zebrafish CORE Facility Co-op, Experiental Learning and Honours Student – Current Research Assistant
In 2013, Rachel moved to from Ottawa, ON to Halifax, NS to study Biology at Dalhousie University. She started in the lab in 2015 as a student in the co-op program, working in the Zebrafish CORE Facility. Having fallen in love with the work being done in the lab, Rachel wanted to learn more and added a second major to her degree: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. She continued to volunteer in the lab until becoming an Honours student in 2017. Having graduated with her B. Sc. Hon. Biology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from Dalhousie University in 2018, Rachel is now working on a continuation of her Honours project. This project examines the role of TET2 mutation in blood development using a CRISPR-Cas9-induced tet2-mutant zebrafish model. In the future, Rachel plans to take a year off before returning to the Berman lab for a Master’s degree in Microbiology & Immunology with a focus on cancer biology.