Siobhan McRee


Siobhan McRee
Home Town
Santa Cruz, CA
Prior Degrees

BS, Environmental Toxicology
U California - Davis
Davis, CA

Sackler Program(s)
Thesis Adviser
Phil Hinds, PhD

What influenced your decision to pursue biomedical research?

In seventh grade I had the most exciting science teacher. He was enthusiastic and fun so it was the only class I actually looked forward to attending. It was also the only one where I learned things that blew my mind. I was hooked.

How is the environment at Sackler helping you achieve your professional goals?

Sackler is very collaborative and collegial, it makes doing research here fun and interesting, with the potential for all kinds of exciting translational research. It helps me get experience in a lot of areas which is beneficial for my career.

What type of positions are you considering after graduation?

I’m very interested in positions outside of academia. The job market is changing so rapidly all the time, with new scientific applications influencing the landscape of emerging businesses. I look forward to seeing what kinds of science jobs will be out there when I graduate.

Why did you choose Sackler over other graduate schools?

The people at Sackler are happy and excited to do science, more than most institutions I visited. I also like the location in downtown Boston because it’s close to everything.

What's your favorite way to relax after classes?

Getting a drink with friends or going to the gym are my favorite ways to blow off steam. In the winter I like to knit something cozy or read a good book.

What's your favorite thing about being in Boston and why?

I like that Boston is a small and manageable city. It’s urban, eclectic, and fun, but it still has its quaint quiet corners where you can get a break from the buzz of city life. I also love the changing seasons, something I never got to experience growing up a California girl.

What is your favorite Boston restaurant?

My favorite anytime restaurant is Tenoch Mexican: they also have a delicious food truck that I frequent. For a special occasion I like Cuchi Cuchi in Cambridge.

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