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Brittany is a graduate student studying epigenetics of the gut microbiome in cancer prevention in the lab of Dr. Tollefsbol. Her background consists of becoming a graduate from Ramsay High School in the heart of Birmingham, AL in 2013. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Auburn University at Montgomery in Biology with a minor in Music in 2017 and continued her educational journey to become a Certified Histotechnician (ASCP). In 2020, she received her master’s degree in Multidisciplinary Biomedical Science at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and gained experience with research on a non-thesis level. Brittany had the opportunity to become an adjunct professor at Jefferson State Community College and confirm her path of becoming a college professor. Her current research consists of understanding the combinatorial epigenetics impact of dietary polyphenols and their associate underlying mechanism on breast cancer. Brittany also is studying the connection of gut microbiota and breast cancer within germ-free mice in the Gnoitiobiotic facility.

Faculty Advisor: Trygve O. Tollefsbol