I’ve been interested in science as far back as I can remember. It is one of mankind’s more precious and enduring traditions. My research investigates the regulation and execution of RNA processing with far-reaching biological consequences. I am interested in cloning minigene constructs and examining mosquito RNA-sequence libraries for a particular species of RNA. I would also like to examine the genome-wide binding profiles for a set of proteins that are spaciotemporally regulated during D. mel development. Pursuing a PhD provides for this manner of rigorous and formal training in research. And at Gerstner Sloan Kettering that includes an emphasis on scientific communication through seminars and journal clubs.