As a joint Ph.D. student between the Brivanlou and Siggia labs, Anna’s research uses quantitative approaches to study signalling events that pattern the early human embryo. Through the use of human embryonic stem cells her work aims to understand mechanisms that control the spatial organization and timing of development.
Anna received her B.Sc. in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining the Rockefeller University graduate program she worked in the laboratory of Hanna Salman at the University of Pittsburgh. There she examined how molecular variability effects the behavior of populations of microorganisms through quantitative studies of bacterial thermotaxis. She is currently an NSF graduate fellow.