Winthrop University: Eagle STEM Scholars Program - McCall, Sydney

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Name: Sydney McCall

Major: Math

McCall, SydneyHey y'all, I'm from North Augusta, SC and attended North Augusta High School.  I started at Winthrop with an interest in teaching, mathematics, and biology.  I graduated from Winthrop in Spring 2019 with a BA in Mathematics and a Minor in Biology.  While at Winthrop, I had the chance to work various research projects with Drs. Kristen and Zach Abernathy.  Currently, I am a Bioinformatics PhD student at the University of Georgia.  I work in Dr. Douda Bensasson's lab where we study evolution and population genetics of Saccharomycesand Candida.  My project is to investigate the relationship between newly found wild strains and clinical strains of Candida albicans.  My interests lie in understanding how the genetics of this species can lend insight to the varying pathogenicity.

Last Updated: 7/13/22