Megan Brinkmeyer '06
Megan received her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California, Davis, on Nov. 9. Her dissertation work focused on the MUTYH gene, which has been linked to a familial form of colorectal cancer. Megan applied for, and was awarded, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) T32 training grant for a postdoctoral position in the Microbiology Department at UC Davis. Her postdoctoral research will focus on the tumor suppressor protein BRCA2, and she will be working under the guidance of nationally recognized Wolf-Dietrich Heyer, the leader of the Molecular Oncology Program at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. Megan plans to spend a few more years in training before starting her career in the field of cancer research.