Margaret Kelly-Goss

Olive B. and Franklin C. Mac Krell Jefferson Fellow
Class: 2018
Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana
B.S. Tulane University (2012) M.S. (2013)

Molly Kelly-Goss is a third year MacKrell Fellow in Engineering, as well as a Robert R. Wagner Fellow in Biomedical Sciences and Predoctoral Fellow on the NIH Basic Cardiovascular Research Training Grant. This combined support allows her the creative freedom to conduct the research she is most passionate about, including (but not limited to) her published works that can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/odeg6eq.

In the past year, Molly successfully presented her PhD proposal and was invited to be a visiting scientist at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, Germany. While there, Molly worked at the Institute for Metabolic Physiology with Eckhard Lammert’s research team, and learned cutting-edge cell culture techniques.

During her third year, Molly presented her research at multiple international meetings, including the Experimental Biology Conference, University of Düsseldorf Summer School, and IRTG/SFB Symposium for Methods for Cardiovascular Research. She also presented her work to members of the local Charlottesville community, and served as an invited peer review editor for the journal ’Stem Cells Translational Medicine.’

When not at the research bench, Molly represents her peers as the Graduate Committee Chair for the UVa Student Council and Secretary for the Graduate Bioscience Society, where she works collaboratively to improve mental health services and professional development opportunities available to graduate students.

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