Meet Terren
I am currently a K99/R00 Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Edward Morrisey at the University of Pennsylvania. I am fascinated by endothelial cell biology in the lung. How do endothelial cells communicate with other cells in the alveolus, the structural unit of gas exchange in the lung, to facilitate morphogenesis of complex three-dimensional structures during development and regeneration?

My future research will focus on this question using advanced transcriptomics, imaging, mouse genetics, and human ex vivo tissue culture to interrogate cell-cell communication, developmental morphogenesis, and regenerative biology in the lung.

I am driven by the desire to pursue deeper scientific knowledge and use it to improve treatments for human disease, but also by the goal of making these pursuits more accessible to groups who have been historically excluded from biomedical science. By creating an environment that is collaborative, welcoming, and inclusive to all, I believe we will do better science, have more fun, and have a greater positive impact on human health.
Curriculum Vitae
Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
B.A., University of Pennsylvania
Oct 2018-present
Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. Student at the University of California, San Francisco
Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award at NIH
June-August 2010
NIH Summer Internship Program
Undergraduate Researcher in Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania
Selected Honors, Awards, and Funding
K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award (K99HL164960)
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32HL152664)
Best Poster, Gordon Research Conference in Lung Development, Injury and Repair
Best Poster, Biomedical Postdoctoral Symposium
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, Predoctoral Fellowship (F31DE026059)
Best Oral Presentation, Gordon Research Seminar in Craniofacial Morphogenesis
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
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