Transient

Victoria received her bachelor’s degree from the National Chiayi University in Taiwan, where she was educated in the fundamentals of molecular biology and biochemistry. She has carried her enthusiasm for science to the Department of Biology at Case Western Reserve University. Her Ph.D. thesis work focuses on understanding genes that regulate the development of the mechanosensitive bundle of the hair cell using zebrafish. Using zebrafish transgenesis and microscopy, we are able to monitor hair bundle’s morphology in live zebrafish. She recently co-authored a paper identifying the actin-bundling protein fascin 2b as a component of stereocilia and demonstrated that it serves a role in regulating hair bundle morphology. Outside of the lab, Victoria plays a variety of outdoor sports and enjoys traveling to different American cities. 

Email: swc17@case.edu