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Beatrice Milnes is a graduate student in the Department of Biochemistry after matriculating through the Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) program in the Fall of 2022. She is a native of Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2022 with a Bachelor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Civilizations. During her high school and undergraduate years, Beatrice conducted research with the Lozito Lab where she studied the role of macrophages in lizard tail regeneration. Her honors thesis was completed in the Carlson Lab studying the contribution of zinc in the slow block to polyspermy during fertilization. Currently, her graduate work in the Wills Lab focuses on metabolic reprogramming during tadpole appendage regeneration and aims to pinpoint the shared and context-specific aspects that contribute to regenerative success.


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