Hunter Tassone - Undergraduate Researcher
Currently I am an undergraduate student in Neuroscience with an emphasis in the Philosophy of the Mind. Along with this, I plan to minor in Philosophy and Biochemistry. Within the lab, I am examining the relationship between the RNA subunit (TER) and protein (TERT) that allows for telomerase activity in a variety of plant species. I joined the Beilstein lab in the fall of 2016 and it has been a wonderful experience.
Outside of the lab I enjoy reading various texts ranging from Buddhism to American Classical Literature; mainly I read nonfiction with fiction substituted in periodically. Along with this, I really enjoy the outdoors and love to lounge in my hammock on Mt. Lemmon. I am an avid fan of sports and enjoy playing basketball. In the winter I enjoy skiing, but unfortunately I do not get enough time on the slopes since I live in Tucson. My greatest accomplishment as of late has been my ownership of my dog Mamba.