I graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN in 2013 with a major in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Spanish. In 2012 I worked in the lab of Dr. Lionel Cheruzel as part of the REU-RUMBA program at San Jose State University making mutants of the Cytochrome P450 enzyme in E. coli for pharmaceutical applications and optimizing a subcloning protocol. I came to ISU in 2013 in the Interdepartmental Genetics program and joined Dr. Janzen's lab in EEOB the following Spring. My PhD research involves environmental effects on epigenetic gene regulation involved in temperature-dependent sex determination. I am involved in various outreach activities within and outside of my lab, am the GPSS senator for the EEOB GSO, and am the current President of the ISU SACNAS chapter. Outside of science, I train and compete with my dogs as a member of the Cyclone Country Kennel Club.
Daniela V Flores
Area of Expertise:
Ecological Developmental Biology
Temperature-dependent Sex Determination
Genetics and Genomics
B.A., Biology, Concordia College, 2013