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Megan Rommelfanger

Megan Rommelfanger

Megan Rommelfanger, PhD Student
Office: RRI 403J

Research Interests
I am interested in understanding how stem cells make fate decisions. These fate choices rely on multiple factors, including early transcription factor ratios, gene regulatory network topologies, and cell-cell signaling. With regards to cell-cell signaling, I am interested in how intercellular communication impacts intracellular dynamics during cell lineage commitment.

How I Got Into Science
Math was always my favorite subject in school because I admired how beautiful it was. I loved studying math in college, and I learned through research how I could use math to elucidate complex biological problems. My motivation every day is to use math to bring us one step closer to practical solutions for problems rooted in biology.

Fast Facts
Favorite activity outside of work: Playing sports
Favorite book: Love Does
What undergraduate major I’d pick outside of STEM: Philosophy