Junior Studies Genetics and Sleep In Dream Research Project

Ruby Redlich’s interest in genetics and sleeping patterns first awakened when she took an introductory computational biology class with Andreas Pfenning, assistant professor of computational biology.

“He had talked about some projects his lab was working on, and it seemed really interesting,” said Redlich, a rising junior in biological sciences with a secondary major in computational biology. “I liked the balance in his lab between biology and computer science.”

Redlich joined the Pfenning lab last fall. Under the mentorship of Pfenning and Amanda Kowalczyk, a Neuroscience Institute postdoctoral fellow, she started developing her own research into the evolution of different sleeping patterns and how they related to genetic markers.

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