My name is Brianna Bibel and I am a third-year graduate student studying biochemistry and structural biology at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL)'s Watson School of Biological Sciences in Cold Spring Harbor, New York. In the lab of Dr. Leemor Joshua-Tor I am using a combination of biochemical, biophysical, and structural methods to gain a better understanding of how gene expression is regulated through the RNA interference (RNAi) pathway (you can learn more about RNAi under "Let's Talk Science").

I graduated from Saint Mary's College of California (SMC) in 2016 with a B.S. in Biology. While at SMC, I became actively involved in biochemistry research, studying enzyme kinetics in the lab of Dr. Jeffrey Sigman. I find science fascinating and my goal is to help make science accessible to everyone, so that they can share in the wonder. I am interested in exploring the use of various forms of science communication and advocating for the advancement of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), passions I am currently pursuing as Social Media Chair for CSHL's WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) group. One of my favorite parts of the position is writing a weekly "WiSE Wednesday" profile of an historical or contemporary woman in STEM (View the archives). I serve as a Student Ambassador for the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB).

You can follow me (@biochem_bri) and CSHL WiSE (@CSHL_WISE) on Twitter. You can also catch Broadcasts of the Bumbling Biochemist on Facebook and Instagram.

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