Tom is a graduate of the MMG program from 2016. He has been a Lab Technician at Harvard’s Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology for over two years. Previously, he began as an undergraduate intern in the Plant Biology Department at UVM. Along with working in Cambridge, Tom remains post-grad employed for UVM in projects involving common molecular biology techniques. Projects including plant based research in reverse genetics using a diverse set of techniques including PCR, DNA extractions, bacterial transformation, gateway, and traditional cloning reactions. He is experienced in bench protocols required of the research while maintaining a highly organized lab environment. Tom works as part of a larger research team in the lab of Dr. Mary Tierney focused in cell wall structure, signaling pathways, and control of gene expression, from volunteer to paid researcher working independently on specific projects related to the characterization of protein localization patterns in vivo.