Sara Meyers

Sara Meyers (DC ’18) is a Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology major focusing on the epidemiology of diseases. After conducting research on global health policy in scaling-up national breastfeeding programs as well as mental health legislation, she realized the necessity for collaboration between multiple actors across many fields to solve global health issues. She hopes she can bring biological research alongside fieldwork and policy to better the world’s health. At Yale, Sara is involved in global health research at the Graduate School of Public Health. She is also involved in Yale Dancers, the Yale Homeless and Hunger Action Project, as well as leads freshmen backpacking orientation trips as a FOOT leader.

  • Investigating the Role of Long Non-coding RNA in p53 Cancer Pathway

    New Haven
    United States of America
    2017
    Research

    Long non-coding RNAs are known to be involved in regulating gene expression, including genes involved in cancer pathways. This past summer, I performed experiments on specific long non-coding RNAs using CRISPR/Cas9 technology to evaluate their effects on gene expression and thus protein levels in the p53 tumor suppressor pathway.

Davenport
Class:
2018
Major:
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology