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Vitae

Education:

California Institute of Technology (2018-present)

-PhD student in Bioengineering

Imperial College London (2017-2018)

-MRes in Systems and Synthetic Biology at the Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation, South Kensington, London

University of Iowa (2013-2017)
- Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry (Honors in Major, University Honors, High Distinction)                                 
- Certificate, Clinical and Translational Science

Research:

Masters Research Student, Imperial College, PIs: Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro & Tom Ellis 2017-2018
-Project: Control of metabolic flux in yeast and systems for the multiplexing of gRNAs in vivo.

Co-Founder/Co-Leader, Iowa iGEM 2017
-Project: Development of a biosensor for direct 3-hydroxypropionate detection in B. subtilis.
-First iGEM team from the University of Iowa. As a team of 12 students, we fundraised $17k, set up a lab space and developed a biosensor.  A lab course is now offered by our faculty mentors in synthetic biology, the first of its kind on campus.

Undergraduate Research Assistant, PI: E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, 2013-2017
-Project 1: Elucidate the mechanism by which heart failure occurs in mice lacking Insulin Receptor Substrates (IRS) 1 and 2
-Project 2: Determine the mechanism by which murine cardiomyocyte glucose transporter expression is regulated in the context of a high-fat diet

Publications:

McCarty NS and Ledesma-Amaro R. Synthetic Biology Tools to Engineer Microbial Consortia for Biotechnology. Trends in Biotechnology. 2018 (accepted manuscript).

Riehle C, Scharf GM, Sieweke JT, Zauner F, Flierl U, Treptau J, Zormpas C, Senf J, McCarty NS, Bauersachs J, Sedding DG and Westhoff-Bleck M. Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis Associated with Endocarditis in a Patient with Transposition of the Great Arteries and Mechanical Valve Replacement. Cardiovascular Pathology. 2017 Jan 23. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carpath.2017.01.005

Selected Honors:

2018 Barzun Prize for Youth Engagement

2017 Fulbright - Imperial College London Partnership Award

2017 Fellow, Royal Society of Arts

2017 Honors at Iowa Scholar Award

2017 Joseph E. and Ursil I. Callen Prize

2017 Montgomery Biochemistry Scholar's Prize

2016 Barry Goldwater Scholar

2015 Endocrine Society Summer Research Fellowship