Not far from my hometown of Hiawatha, Iowa, I am currently pursuing a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Chemistry. I enjoy working in this lab as it has given me many valuable experiences and allows me to express my creativity to overcome obstacles in novel ways. My primary focus is on 3D cell cultures as a better way to replicate the in vivo gene expression and cellular microenvironment compared to 2D cultures. Thus far, our lab has utilized Matrigel and the hanging drop method to grow these 3D cultures.