Amanda Charlesworth (Undergraduate Student)

Email: amandacharlesworth@trentu.ca

I am currently a fourth year student completing my final year for a B.Sc. in Forensic Science at Trent University. I have always had an interest in the direct applications of genetics to the real world, but have in the course of the last few years taken a greater interest in the research aspect of genetics. Having started with the Saville Laboratory in the summer of 2013 as a placement student, I was kept on as a summer intern working on the Huitlacoche project for summer 2013 and 2014. I am currently doing a research thesis in the Saville Lab looking into the effects of a hormone regulating gene, which forms a fusion of LOG protein and an ABC transporter, through deletion mutants. After the completion of my undergraduate studies, I hope to pursue work in either host/pathogen interaction or in epigenetic regulation.