Kristi Goulet (M.Sc. Candidate)


"In 2012, I was a top graduate from the Honours Forensic Science undergraduate program at Trent University. After benefiting from two years of work in relevant scientific fields following my undergraduate degree, I came to the realization that I wanted to further my knowledge and experiences in molecular biology. I am currently pursuing a Master's Degree in the Environmental and Life Sciences program at Trent, with a specialization in Cell Biology and Genetics. The Saville lab uses the fungal pathogen Ustilago maydis as a model for investigating plant-pathogen interactions during infection of the host organism. My research in the Saville lab primarily focuses on the functional role of natural antisense transcripts (NATs) in U. maydis pathogenesis. More specifically, I am investigating the mechanisms by which NAT expression influences fungal virulence."