Hometown: Evansville, Indiana
BS Biology, Marine/Freshwater, University of New Hampshire
MS Developmental Biology, University of New Hampshire
PhD Genetics (Fall 2009 – 8/18/16), University of Wisconsin – Madison
Postdoctoral Fellow (start Sept. 2016), University of Wisconsin – Madison
Celeste recently completed her PhD in the Pelegri lab with an NIH Graduate Fellowship and is now serving as a postdoctoral fellow. Celeste studies factors involved with germ cell determinant movements in the early embryo. She has characterized a maternal-effect mutant that has allowed for in-depth studies of the importance of actin in germ plasm movement. She is also in the process of characterizing another maternal-effect mutant which defines the role of calcium in germ plasm movement.
Celeste has maintained an interest in clinical genetics thoughout her graduate school career and spends two days a week volunteering at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene in their clinical molecular genetics department.
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