Career Discovery Seminar

Vanessa is a wife and mother of two adorable little boys. She was born and raised in CT, received a bachelors degree in Molecular Cell Biology and a second bachelors degree in Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, both from UConn, Storrs. She studied the process of fracture repair in her PhD in the lab of Archana Sanjay, PhD at UConn Health, and pursued postdoctoral training in hematopoiesis and long-term time lapse imaging in the lab of Diane Krause, MD, PhD at Yale School of Medicine. Vanessa is currently an Assistant Professor in the Center for Regenerative Medicine and Skeletal Biology at UConn Health. She is passionate about science and strengthening the pipeline of underrepresented individuals to successful research careers. Her research interests include hematopoiesis and the bone marrow microenvironment. In her spare time, she enjoys live music, gardening, and star gazing.

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