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WattPostdoctoral Research Fellow, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

Danielle L. Watt, PhD. is a 3rd-year postdoctoral research fellow in the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, DNA Replication Fidelity Group of Dr. Thomas Kunkel at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH. She received her B.A. in chemistry from Albany State University and PhD in bioorganic chemistry from the University of Connecticut. Under the advisement of Dr. Ashis Basu, her dissertation research focused on DNA damage caused by environmental pollutants and the resulting mutations that could ultimately lead to the development of cancer. She also studied a special family of DNA polymerases that may be responsible for the initiation of these mutations. Her dissertation has been published and won her several awards including the Agilent Technologies, Inc. Graduate Research Fellowship for Outstanding Achievement in Science. Her current research is centered on elucidating the structure and function of yeast DNA polymerases, including their abilities to bypass well-known damaged DNA substrates. As a graduate student, Danielle was a New England Board of Higher Education scholar, a participant in the Alliances for Graduate Education in the Professoriate (AGEP), and active in several science outreach programs for 3rd-12th grade students, in which she continues to be committed.

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