Krystal Harrison

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Contact Information
Email: krharri1@aggies.ncat.edu

North Carolina A&T State University,
Greensboro, North Carolina 27411
Senior Undergraduate Student
Major: Biology
Cumulative G.P.A: 3.53

Undergraduate Research Internships

1. Male Fitness in A. incarnata, Michigan State University Kellogg Biological Station
  • REU Research Presentation at Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University, Summer 2011 Hickory Corners, Michigan

2. Diabetic Retinopathy, Physiology Department, University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center
  • SURP Program Presentation at Kellogg Brehm Center, University of Michigan, Summer 2012 Ann Arbor, Michigan

3. Iron Nutrition, Biology Department, North Carolina A&T State University, Academic School Year 2012-current Greensboro, North Carolina
  • MARC Scholar Program, Presented at Experimental Biology Conference in Boston, Massachusetts

4. Development, Genetics Department, Yale University School of Medicine,
  • SACKLER/REU Program Presentation and Yale School of Medicine, Summer 2013 New Haven, Connecticut


My current research interests include:
  • Pediatrics
    • Genetics
    • Physiology
    • Immunology/ Infectious Diseases
    • Diabetic Iron Studies

I want to earn my PhD in Pediatric Genetics, Physiology or Immunology and own a lab dedicated to improving the quality of life for minority youth. Research indicates that a disproportionate number of minority children arepredisposed to a lot of diseases genetically or because of the type of environment they grew up in. Learning more about the various diseases that affect them and taking that knowledge to the lab to find cures, answers or even better ways to make their lives manageable is a dream goal of mine.

Research Advisor

My research advisor currently on campus is Dr. Han
Iron Contents Differ in Diabetic and Meprin Deficient Male and Female Mouse Models

Extra-Curricular Activities/ Volunteering

  • North Carolina A&T State University Beta Kappa Chi Research Honor Society
    • President Elect (2013-2014)

  • Minority Association for Pre-Medical Students (MAPS)
    • Communication Chair (2012-2014)
    • Communication Co-Chair (2011-2012)
    • Greensboro Children Museum Volunteer
    • Greensboro Coliseum Volunteer
    • Habitat for Humanity Volunteer
    • Beloved Community Center Volunteer
    • Shadowing Program (SP) Participant

  • North Carolina Agriculture and Technical (A&T) State University Honors Program

  • Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society Inductee

  • North Carolina A&T State University Biology Pre-Med Mentor

  • North Carolina A&T State University Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) Biological Honors Society

  • North Carolina A&T State University African Aggies Coalition (AAC) Organization
    • Dance Coordinator

Presentations and Publications

  • Conferences Attended:
    • LSAMP Conference, 2011 in Fayetteville, North Carolina
    • North Carolina Opt-ED Conference, 2011 in Raleigh, North Carolina
    • Annual Biomedical Research Confrence for Minority Students (ABRCMS) Conference, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri
    • LSAMP Conference, 2012 in Greensboro, North Carolina
    • Annual Biomedical Research Confrence for Minority Students (ABRCMS) Conference, 2012 in St. Hose, California
    • Academny of Science Research Conference, 2013 at University of North Carolina at Pembroke
    • Experimental Biology (EB Conference), 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts
    • Protein Society Conference, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts
    • Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) Conference, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee
      • Poster Presentation Awardee: Developmental Biology: Genetics