Headshot portrait of Samuel Hoelscher - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2019 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Chemistry
Mentor: Gavin Sherlock, Genetics

Many human diseases are the result of large populations of cells adapting over time—key examples include microbial infection and cancer. Studying adaptation and evolution is critical to understanding these maladies. Sam’s research will use CRISPR-Cas9 technology to study homozygous and heterozygous cells’ mutations to better elucidate dominance in relationships and how mutations change across different environments.