Meet the 2017 GSA E-Board
Welcome all new and returning students to UMB! As the new semester begins, we'd like to introduce the members of the 2017-18 GSA Executive Board. Please join us for our meetings on the first Wednesday of every month at 5pm in Room 351 of the Campus Center.
Courtney Chandler, President
Courtney is a fourth year Biochemistry student researching the role of host and microbial lipids in pathogenesis. She has been involved with GSA for four years, serving one year as secretary and two years as president. Her favorite thing to do in Baltimore is to eat and try new restaurants.
Megan Moorer, Vice President
Megan is a third year Molecular Medicine student in Dr. Joe Stains' lab studying connexins as active regulators of signal transduction in bone. This is her second year in GSA, and she has been the Molecular Medicine representative for one. Some of her favorite hobbies are cooking, gardening, playing with her dogs, and going to Orioles games.
Susannah Shissler, Treasurer
Susannah is a 4th year in the Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (MMI) program in the lab of Dr. Tonya Webb. Her lab focuses on cancer immunology and the function of natural killer T (NKT) cells in anti-tumor immunity. Her research is on NKT cell biology and function in a mouse model of breast cancer. She became involved with GSA in March of 2016. Outside of lab work, she enjoys hanging out with friends, playing board games and cup-in-hand kickball, and going hiking and backpacking.
Janelle Hauserman, Secretary
Janelle is a fourth year in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program and has been involved with GSA for four years, serving as the Biochemistry representative for three. She is in Dr. Katia Kontrogianni-Konstantopolous' lab studying muscle biology and physiology, specifically the role of Myosin Binding Protein-C in muscle function. For fun, Janelle likes running, reading, and exploring all of the restaurants in Baltimore.
Alyssa Grogan, Public Relations Officer
Alyssa is a third year in the Molecular Medicine program in Dr. Katia Kontrogianni-Konstantopolous' lab studying muscle physiology and the role of obscurins in the heart. She has been involved with GSA for two years, and was the Molecular Medicine representative for one. In her spare time, she likes to play tennis, explore Baltimore, and play guitar.
Megan Lynch, Graduate Council Representative
Megan is a third year in the Human Genetics program in the lab of Dr. Braxton Mitchell studying epigenetics and the methylation pattern of cases with familial hyperlipidemia. She has participated in GSA for two years. Her favorite hobbies include yoga, working out, and running around the harbor.