After winning the Advanced Undergraduate Research Award, I conducted research on cell differentiation during Hematopoiesis on mice. My research project, "Deciphering hematopoietic gene regulation using high-throughput data and a mathematical model," utilized
a new interdisciplinary approach, as it combined Biology and Mathematics to understand cell differentiation. Using a mathematical model which identified potential Cis Regulatory Modules, a reverse engineering approach was used which combined an experimental and computational approach for validating the model predictions. Additionally, I presented my research at the Northern Plains Biological Symposium and ND EPSCor State Conference.