Lana Pollock received a B.S. in Biology from John Carroll University in Cleveland in 2008. She worked in Dr. Daphne Bell’s lab at the National Human Genome Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland for a year as a part of the National Institutes of Health Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award program studying genetic mutations associated with type II endometrial cancers. She enrolled in the Case Western Reserve University Biomedical Sciences Training Program and joined Brian McDermott’s lab and the Case Genetics department in 2009. Lana is interested in the identification and characterization of actin-binding proteins involved in shaping the hair cell stereocilia and cuticular plate.