Sydney grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University in 2018 with a B.S. in Microbiology and minor in Biochemistry. Her undergraduate research focused on understanding central carbon metabolism of the bacteria Rhodobacter sphaeroides in the Dr. Birgit Alber Lab. After graduating, she worked as a research technician studying the metabolic hallmarks of cancer at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Case Western Reserve University, under the faculty mentorship of Dr. Lucas Sullivan and Dr. J. Eva Selfridge respectively. She joined University of Michigan's Cancer Biology PhD program within PIBS in 2021, and is currently doing her first-year laboratory rotations. Outside of the lab, Sydney enjoys rock climbing, playing piano, and experimenting with fermentation in the kitchen.
PIBS 1st-Year Rotating PhD Student