Sam Dundon

Role: Networking Subcommittee Member


Sam obtained her B.S. in Biological Sciences and B.A. in Classical Civilization at the University of Vermont, before earning her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. Currently, she is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Pollard lab in the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Department. She studies the regulation of cellular division using quantitative microscopy, genetics, and biochemical approaches in the model yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Her ultimate goal is to uncover conserved mechanisms of cell cycle regulation that may go awry during cancer progression and developmental disorders, providing therapeutic targets.

Sam is passionate about effective communication within the scientific community as well as with the broader public. Working with the YPA Networking Subcommittee and the Yale Science Diplomats enables her to bring others together with this goal in mind. Outside of lab, Sam enjoys hiking, cooking, old lady crafts, and video games.

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