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ALYSSA LYN FORTIER, Bio PhD student studying evolution and immunity

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi! I'm a 3rd-year Biology PhD student studying the evolution of immunity in humans and other primates! I am interested in how humans differ from apes and monkeys in the MHC region of our DNA. Outside of grad school, I enjoy hanging out with cats, going to the beach, and binging Netflix!

Past Classes

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S583: Whodunit? How to Use DNA to Solve Crimes in Rainstorm Fall 2020 (Dec. 05 - 06, 2020)
You've probably heard that DNA found at a crime scene can be used to identify criminals. But how exactly does this work? In this class, we'll explore the genetic principles behind forensic DNA matching and familial DNA matching, and the biases and privacy concerns that come with it.