Background and Interests
Kyra obtained her B.S. in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she also worked as an undergraduate researcher in the Amon Lab studying the molecular determinants of hematopoietic stem cell growth and division during aging using preclinical models, and techniques such as fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) and in vitro assays. Upon graduation, Kyra went on to pursue an M.S. in Biology with an emphasis in Bioinformatics at New York University, where she gained proficiency in programming using MatLab, Python, Linux, and a variety of other dry-lab data analytic techniques. In the Donnelly lab, Kyra is interested in using her unique background in wet-lab and dry-lab techniques to better understand immune dysfunction in pathological pain conditions.
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