Jordan Olberding entering Yale PhD program

Jordan Olberding, WKU Senior

Jordan Olberding, a senior honors student at Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a new PhD student in biomedical sciences in the pipeline. A participant in the 2011 KBRIN Summer Undergraduate Research Program, Jordan also performed summer research at the University of Cincinnati in the summer of 2012.

Majoring in Investigative Biotechnology in the Department of Biology at WKU, Jordan has been a member of Dr. Ajay Srivastava's Lab for the past two years. She is working on creating transgenic flies that will help further our understanding of the Extracellular Matrix and its contribution towards normal development and tumor progression. Research in the laboratory of Dr. Srivastava is funded by a KBRIN-AREA grant.

Jordan will graduate in May, 2013 and has been accepted into Ph.D. programs at Yale University, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Vermont and Purdue University. She will enter the PhD program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics, and Development Track at Yale University in the fall of 2013. Congratulations, Jordan!