Pre-doc scholar, TRACT TL1 Program
Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology & Genetics and Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD), Medical School
Primary mentor: Jakub Tolar, Medical School
Additional mentor(s): Christine Kiel, Medical School; Anja Bielinsky, College of Biological Sciences
Project: Changes in HMGB1 localization mediate inflammation and genomic instability in RDEB-associated squamous cell carcinoma
Kacey received her Bachelor of Sciences in Genetics, Cell Biology & Development from the University of Minnesota in 2015. She worked as a post-baccalaureate research fellow at the National Heart, Lung Blood & Institute in Bethesda, Maryland before returning to the University of Minnesota to join the medical scientist training program (MSTP or MD/PhD) in 2018. Kacey joined the Tolar and Bielinsky labs in 2020 and is currently a graduate student in the Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology & Genetics program. Her clinical and research interests are broadly centered around pediatric genetic diseases, specifically those that predispose to cancer. For fun, Kacey enjoys going on adventures with her dog, Tucker, baking, and going to coffee shops and breweries around the Twin Cities.