Isabel received her double major in Biology and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During her time as an undergraduate, she worked in Shawn Ahmed’s lab studying C. elegans and Adult Reproductive Diapause, a form of suspended animation caused by starvation. After graduating, she worked for the company 23andMe, before joining UPGG at Duke. Currently she studies the role of mitochondria during anchor cell’s invasion of the basement membrane. Outside of lab, Isabel enjoys running, reading, and painting.