Leslie worked in the Castello lab for five months as part of her degree in Princeton. She was interested in the understanding the role of a family of tumour suppressors recently classified as RNA-binding proteins by RNA interactome studies.
“Applying for this semester-long research opportunity at Oxford is one of the best decisions I have made at Princeton! I am constantly intellectually stimulated and challenged by my research project and my PI’s thoughtful feedback – said Leslie-. In my lab’s supportive environment, I have come to really appreciate microscopy, beautiful silver staining/Western blot gels, the satisfying popping sound in the homogenizing process of my RNA interactome capture whole cell lysates, and so much more! Would definitely consider coming back for grad school!”