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Dan
Tsuma

Cohort 08

Hometown: Rockville, MD

Major: Biology, with minors in Chemistry and Data Science

Research Interest: Genomics and genetics



CSS has connected me with many research and mentorship opportunities, which has developed my interest in genomics, genetics, and blood coagulation.




WHAT attracted you to the CSS program and to Carolina?

The diverse community and perspectives are what drew me to the CSS program!

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE CSS EXPERIENCE SO FAR?

The CSS Welcome Reception in August ’21, where I was finally able to meet everyone in-person for the first time.

HOW HAS your experience with CSS SHAPED YOUR GOALS and career path?

CSS has connected me with many research and mentorship opportunities, which has developed my interest in genomics, genetics, and blood coagulation.

WHAT research topic are you interested in exploring and why?

In the lab of Dr. Jonathan Berg, I investigated different variants, or mutations, that cause Hemophilia A and B. This experience not only solidified my interest in genomics and genetics, but also allowed me to develop a passion for studying blood coagulation and blood-related diseases. Starting this Spring, I’ll be working in the lab of Dr. Alisa Wolberg, where I will use biochemical tools, including immunoblotting, PCR, and other technologies to define biological and biochemical mechanisms that lead to bleeding and clotting disorders.