Chris Sharkey

Chris Sharkey_smallI am an undergraduate student working toward a B.S. in Toxicology. In high school, I worked in a neuroscience and biochemistry lab specifically investigating a thesis related to free iron deposition in the substantia nigra and its relevance to Parkinson’s disease. Working in a lab I realized my interest in research. Now at Penn State, University Park, I am learning and breaking into computational biology. My interests lie in bioinformatics and its applications to virology. I have always enjoyed coding and now combining this with my experience in biology, it is exciting to be studying the herpes simplex virus (HSV) as a member of the Szpara group. I look forward to developing as a computational scientist and working with HSV. Besides my work in the lab, I enjoy watching movies, building robots and staying involved in a diversity of extracurricular activities.

If you see me on campus or in the lab, feel free to stop me and say hello.

W-221 Millennium Science Complex
University Park, PA 16802

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