Maris Kealoha Kamalu

Maris is a member of the SynBio Apprentice Fall '21 cohort.

A graduate of Pomona College, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology this past June. During her time as an undergraduate, Maris performed research through the UW Department of Genome Sciences in the lab of Samuel I. Miller where she studied the evolution of the Cystic Fibrosis gut microbiome and at the UCSD Center for AIDS Research in the lab of Davey Smith where her work focused on screening for drug resistance mutations in HIV sourced from different anatomical tissues.

When not in the lab, Maris enjoys playing the guitar, cooking, and going to the beach with friends.

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