Welcome Incoming PEMM Student, Claire Godbersen

On August 26, 2014 by Grad Forum

Claire Godbersen is an incoming first-year student in the Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine (PEMM). Godbersen grew up in Essex Junction near Burlington, Vermont, and completed her undergraduate training at the University of Vermont, majoring in molecular genetics. Claire-Godbersen-Forum-0822

Godberson spent several years working in the biotechnology industry at firms SeraCare Life Sciences and GeneDx, before returning to New England to join Alexey Danilov’s laboratory at Dartmouth College. During her time in Danilov’s laboratory, Godberson worked on developing more effective treatments for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and, through her interactions with current PEMM faculty and students, developed an interest in the PEMM program.

When asked why she chose the PEMM program at Dartmouth, Godberson commented, “I chose the PEMM program because of its translational focus. I enjoy the challenge of research and trying to understand the complexity of the networks that keep us going, but the motivation to meet that challenge for me has always been the potential impact that research can have on patient outcomes.”

Godberson hopes to build upon her interest in translational research during her graduate career and has begun her first research rotation in Manabu Kurokawa’s laboratory, where she will work on the molecular mechanisms of drug resistance in breast cancer.

The Graduate Studies Office welcomes Godberson to Dartmouth and wishes her all the best for her studies here in the Upper Valley!

by Owen Wilkins

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