Welcoming Incoming MCB Student, Stacey Ceron
Stacey Ceron will be joining the Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) program at Dartmouth this fall. Ceron obtained an undergraduate degree at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, and a Master of Science degree in microbiology from Wagner College in Staten Island, New York.
Ceron has been interested in doing research since her undergraduate years. When asked why she chose Dartmouth, Ceron commented: “The Molecular and Cellular Biology PhD program at Dartmouth College provides students with a strong foundation. In particular, the curriculum not only focuses on material but on developing students’ professional skills as well. However, it was really the amazing reviews students had overall of the program, research, and the professors that won me over.”
Ceron believes that the MCB program at Dartmouth offers a great environment with excellent faculty, who are leaders in their research fields. “The opportunity to work with Dartmouth professors will help me become a better scientist,” she added. Additionally, Ceron commented on how Dartmouth emphasizes the importance of attending journal clubs and seminars, which strengthen career-building skills and enhance the quality of research.
Ceron is deeply interested in studying viruses. She hopes to study the pathogenesis of viruses while focusing on the interaction between viruses and the cells that they infect. Ceron is fascinated by how viruses can cause many diseases in humans and other species. She notes, “It is actually so interesting that something so small can have such an effect on life.”
With new advances in the field of vaccine therapy, Ceron hopes to use her research skills to develop new vaccinations for diseases caused by microbes. One such disease with limited to no vaccine therapy is the common cold.
Outside of the laboratory, Ceron is interested in horseback riding and traveling. She also “can’t wait” to visit Morano Gelato in Hanover to enjoy some gelato.
The Graduate Forum welcomes Ceron and wishes her all the best in her academic journey!
by Gilbert Rahme