Kaitlyn Abshire (She/her/hers)

Credentials: PhD Student - Sharma Lab

Email: kmabshire@wisc.edu

I study snails and slugs. I am specifically interested in embryogenesis, the development of their tentacles (eye stalks and olfactory stalks), and how pollution affects the development of snails and slugs.

Lab: http://www.sharmalabuw.org

Why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree in iBio?

The iBio program

Why or what do you love about the program?

I love how interconnected the iBio program is. Not only does it allow me to easily reach out and form connections within the program, but also allows me to learn many interesting and cool fields that I would have never been able to cross paths with.

Educational Background:

B.S.in Cell and Molecular Biology and minor in Environmental Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY)

Lab: http://www.sharmalabuw.org