Dorighi, Kristel

Kristel Dorighi is currently a graduate student in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology at UC Santa Cruz.  Her thesis work is focused on studying the role of chromatin-remodeling factors in transcription and development using the fruit fly as a model system.  Kristel has participated in the Professional Development Program since 2007, and received ISEE fellowship in Winter 2010 to redesign and teach a three week unit on the Polymerase Chain Reaction for the Eukaryotic Genetics Laboratory (Bio105L) at UC Santa Cruz.  After receiving her Ph.D., Kristel plans to pursue post-doctoral training in the field of Epigenetics and Chromatin, with the ultimate goal of obtaining a faculty position in academia.  There she hopes to utilize her training in education to design innovative curricula and coursework that engages undergraduates in the process of scientific inquiry.