Leighton Daigh

Stanford University

I am currently a 5th-year MD/PhD student performing my thesis work in the lab of Tobias Meyer at Stanford University. My work focuses on applying systems biology principles to the study of two areas of cell-cycle biology: 1) how DNA damage impacts cell-cycle progression, and 2) understanding the molecular mechanisms of aging and aging-related cell-cycle impairment. Prior to coming to Stanford, I obtained my B.S. at Georgetown University, where I studied hepatitis delta virus. I then did post-bac research at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, investigating how a patient’s immunophenotype would change following hepatitis C virus therapy. When I’m not in the lab, I enjoy playing board games, visiting breweries and coffee shops, and am currently learning to play the piano.

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