Anatomy and Cell Biology

Tiffany Smith Defends Masters Thesis

Smith Defends Masters Thesis

Tiffany Smith successfully passed her M.S. examination on Friday, April 11, 2014, in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. Her thesis title was "Use of Zebrafish to test candidate genes and mutations associated with structural birth defects, primarily in cleft lip and palate". Members of her thesis committee were chair, Robert Cornell from the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology; Fang Lin from the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, and Douglas Houston from the Department of Biology.

Tiffany's research focused on using zebrafish to test candidate genes and mutations associated with structural birth defects. Tiffany received her Bachelors in Agricultural Biochemistry from Iowa State University. She began the Biosciences Program at the University of Iowa in 2011 and in 2012, matriculated to the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology in Robert Cornell's laboratory.

Following graduation, Tiffany plans to explore scientific career options in the private sector.

Congratulations Tiffany!