Emily Lin graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts in 2009. During her time at SLC, she did research on proteins that regulate the expression of CIITA, the class II transactivator that initiates the expression of MHC class II genes. She worked for a year at Yeshiva’s Stern College for Women in the biology department as a lab technician. She researched from Jan 2012-February 2013 in Dr. Holford’s lab helping out with cell culturing, microscopy work, and MTT assays. Emily looks forward to be a graduate student in Fall 2013 and hopes to one day work with the NIH or CDC in order to contribute to advances in public health.