Christiana Fauci is a PhD Candidate at Duke University who studies Genetics and Genomics. Currently, she works on studying vertebrate evolution with the goal to understand how they are different from each other and how the genome shapes them to have the traits we see today. In this episode, Christiana takes us on a journey from being a dual sport athlete in highschool to leveraging Go to compare complex genetic sequences.
01:50 What is Christiana Doing Today?
08:51 First Memory of a Computer
15:12 Background on Christiana’s Parents
22:14 Interests in High School
33:00 What is “Imposter Syndrome”?
37:55 Having a Plan for College
49:37 Cart and Horse Issues
54:35 Problems in the Lab
59:33 Choosing Duke University
1:08:20 The PhD Process
1:12:35 Leveraging Go in the Lab
1:19:48 Choosing Go Over Python
1:24:55 The Plan After Graduation
1:29:37 Contact Info
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