Salemiz Sandoval received her Ph.D. from the Molecular Biology Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her work was focused on identifying oncogenes that cooperated with the transcription factor CREB to accelerate leukemias in a mouse model of myeloproliferative disease. Salemiz joined the lab of Dr. Crooks in September 2011. Currently, she is working to characterize the function of several stem cell specific microRNAs in the hematopoietic system. On her spare time she enjoys analyzing gene expression and flow cytometric data…while watching Walking Dead. She also enjoys hiking, watching movies and spending time with family and friends.