Abby graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in May 2020 with a B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Throughout her undergraduate, she was a member of Dr. Scott Bur’s lab where she investigated the GCN5 bromodomain from the malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Her work in the Bur Lab focused on the design and synthesis of small molecule inhibitors for PfGCN5, along with the solid phase peptide synthesis of histone tails to determine which histone acetylation patterns are preferentially recognized by the bromodomain. She has also done summer research investigating lanthipeptide natural products in the van der Donk Lab (UIUC) and preparing a chromatin model system to study piRNA in the Johnson Lab (CU Anschutz). As a member of the Ramachandran Lab, she is excited to explore the role of cell cycle length on the establishment of heterochromatin domains along with diffusion within the nucleus via sequencing methods. Outside of lab, she enjoys drawing, listening to podcasts, and spending time with her pets.