Dr. Mikaela Stewart received her PhD in 2013 in the lab of Dr. Tatyana Igumenova. She is an Assistant Professor at Texas Christian University. Mikaela teaches biochemistry and manages a lab with undergraduate and graduate students. Her research focuses on characterizing protein-protein interactions within BRCA1 intrinsically disordered region that are important for tumor-supression. Mikaela was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) for her post-doctoral work at the University of Washington: “BARD1 is necessary for ubiquitylation of nucleosomal histone H2A and for transcriptional regulation of estrogen metabolism genes”.
Mikaela’s advice to current grad students:
“You are doing fascinating science. Don’t lose sight of what interested you in your project at the beginning.”