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Cynthia Chelius

“The UMBC graduate community is very close-knit and collaborative. The graduate student association provides students many opportunities to travel to conferences and obtain professional development training.”

 

 

Hometown: Northfield, NJ, USA

Degree Program: Chemical & Biochemical Engineering (Ph.D.)

Expected year of graduation: 2019

Faculty Advisors: Mark Marten

Thesis/research topic: Phosphoproteomic and transcriptomic study of the cell wall repair pathway in filamentous fungi

Undergraduate Study:
2013, Chemical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

What are some of the benefits of being part of the graduate community at UMBC?
The UMBC graduate community is very close-knit and collaborative. The graduate student association provides students many opportunities to travel to conferences and obtain professional development training.

Briefly describe your graduate research and its purpose/applications.
My research focuses on studying signaling networks using a multi-omic approach. Here we are able to capture all cellular phosphorylation events and gene expression trends in response to a cellular stimuli.

What are your plans after you complete your degree at UMBC?
After graduate I plan to pursue an industry position in a biotechnology company.

When you are not teaching/researching, what are your hobbies or interests?
Some hobbies include: basketball, hiking, camping, and traveling.

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