Gavin Schlissel

Gavin Schlissel
Class of 2013
Genetics, Genomics, and Development
Rine Lab

What sparked your interest in science?

I took an undergraduate marine biology class that studied mangrove ecology, and for the lab portion we did fieldwork in Bermuda. It was the first time that I ever collected and analyzed data that no one had ever collected or analyzed before-- the feeling of discovery was intoxicating.

What attracted you to UC Berkeley?

Berkeley.

What are you currently working on in the lab?

I am studying the replication of heterochromatin, using yeast mating type regulation as a model.

Describe your ultimate dream/goal for your future.

I want to be a professor, or teach and do research in whatever capacity I can.

When I'm not in the lab, I can be found...

Sailing, hiking, playing basketball, cooking or eating. Mostly eating.

If you could go back in time and give yourself a piece of advice during your first year in graduate school, what would you say?

Think more; do less.