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ESP Biography

MIRANDA STRATTON, Ph.D. student in biology at Stanford

Major: Biology

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm a California native and grew up in San Diego, CA. I went to school at the University of San Diego to study biology. I am starting my 6th year of my Ph.D., where I am studying a group of naturally invasive cells in the developing placenta and their cellular components. In my free time, I like to do yoga, indoor rock climb, travel, cook, and spend time with friends and family.

Past Classes

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B6744: There’s a Flamingo in My Genes: Genetic Mutants 101 in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
Did you know you have a gene in your DNA called Sonic hedgehog? And one called Spock? It’s not just because biologists have a good sense of humor- these names actually can tell us a lot about what a gene does! In this class you will learn how biologists use mutants with awesome names to make important discoveries, and how they give genes their names in the first place. You will also practice identifying and naming mutants, and well as creating you own!