Kristina Slaby

Undergraduate Researcher


Major: Molecular & Cell Biology

Started in the Lab: September 2017


Email: kslaby2@illinois.edu


Biography

Hi, my name is Kristina Slaby and I am a sophomore studying Molecular and Cellular Biology. I am planning to go to graduate school both to further my education and perform original research.

I was lucky enough to be able to start working with Waqar in the Kalsotra Lab late in my freshman year, mainly learning basic laboratory techniques. I am excited to continue working on splicing factors and their role in liver development and disease. If I am not studying, I am probably at the barn. I have been riding horses since I was 8 and am really happy to be able to continue riding in college through Illini Equestrians. Besides my mild obsession with horses, I also love to ski, travel, and attend my favorite bands’ concerts.