Brittany Salazar

Brittany Salazar

Graduate Student


I attended Carleton College in Northfield, MN, graduating in 2016 with a BA in Biology and minor in German. I then worked for two years at Mayo Clinic in a lab studying neuroblastoma using a zebrafish model. At UM I am involved in the Biomedical Graduate Student Government and participate in science education and outreach through SEEK and MI DNA Day. In addition to that, I like to knit, dress like it's the 80s, go on brewery tours, and hang out with my kitten, Luna.

Research Interests

In Dr. Ohi's lab I study mitotic kinesins and the mechanisms that lead to anti-mitotic therapy resistance.


Lots of fluorescence microscopy, live cell imaging, cell culture, optical trapping