The photo shows Erin Kelly (centre) with two members of the Lethbridge HS iGEM team – Nimaya DeSilva (left) and Candace Chan (right) – at the 2017 iGEM Giant Jamboree in Boston (photo courtesy of the iGEM Foundation and Justin Knight)
10 Quick Questions for Erin
I am enthusiastic and meticulous about science and education, and I love to be challenged.
I have the freedom to do the research I am interested in and the incredible support from my Professors.
Optimizing the purification of the protein Cbf5 in my lab. This is a protein that I have studied for years and it’s very unstable. The new purification strategy has made my work and others’ work much easier.
Completing my MSc in Biochemistry at the Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute at the University of Lethbridge and starting medical school at the University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine.
Hiking or skiing, depending on the season.
My group of friends are the most supportive people and I would not be able to do the things I do without them.
I have never participated on a collegiate iGEM team, I have only been involved with high school teams, either as a student or as an instructor.
Completing residency and still innovating and teaching.
geekStarter gives me the opportunity to teach motivated students about the subjects I am interested in, like genetic engineering and synthetic biology. I also get to learn more when I teach these concepts.