My path to becoming a scientist was non-traditional. I grew up in Canada and due to a turbulent family situation left home and school at the age of 15. Returning 12 years later I started classes at Foothill College and discovered a passion for science. I got involved with research immediately upon transferring to UC Berkeley and as an undergraduate and master’s student at UCB, I studied environmental endocrinology with Dr. Tyrone Hayes, performing field studies in Africa and the American Midwest. My research with Dr.
About The Taube Koret Center
The goal of the Taube-Koret Center for Huntington’s Disease Research (TKC) is to establish a translational research and development center that will undertake an ambitious and integrated program (“HD CURE 2020”) to prevent, treat, and cure Huntington’s disease (HD) by 2020. The program will achieve this goal with an innovative program that targets a critical gap between the discovery of putative targets, which typically occurs in academia, and the development of safe and effective drugs, which requires the resources and expertise of industry. The TKC HD research program will consist of a target validation and drug development program and a target/drug discovery program. Both will benefit from access to experienced individuals with extensive industrial and drug development expertise and to highly experienced Contract Research Organization (CRO) providers.