Marissa Petitpas

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  • BS in Biology, University of Michigan - Dearborn, Honors College
  • Currently a second year student in the MGG MS program

As an undergrad, I pursued diverse coursework in Biology, from Behavioral Biology to Embryology to Population Genetics, and also maintained my interest in writing and philosophy through the Honors College at the University of Michigan - Dearborn and my minor in English.  Throughout my studies, Genetics remained at the fore of my interests and fields to pursue a career in.

I had no research experience during my undergraduate education, which was the first thing that drew me to Wayne State: this university's prestigious history and wealth of opportunities in research, especially in the programs on the CMMG, drew me in instantly.

I'm currently unsure of my specific subfield in Genetics or my research topic, but I have an interest in Epigenetics, Cancer Genetics, and Developmental Genetics, among others.  Above all else, I want to pursue research that will help people, and I hve no doubt that CMMG and its Master's Program will set me on the right path to do so.