Kristen Garner (editorial intern for Summer and Fall 2005) is a Ph.D. student in Dartmouth Medical School's Pharmacology and Toxicology program and is doing her thesis research--examining molecules involved in the control of the cell cycle--in the lab of Alan Eastman, Ph.D., at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center.
She hails from Sandwich, Mass. (on Cape Cod), and has B.S. and M.S. degrees in biology from the University of Vermont. After completing her M.S., she moved to Jackson Hole, Wyo., to pursue her athletic interests--backcountry skiing, climbing, and mountain biking. She has also traveled to such countries as Tanzania, Zambia, Thailand, Mexico, and Cambodia.
Even before entering the editorial internship program, Kristen had written several articles for the "Discoveries" section of DARTMOUTH MEDICINE. She hopes that her scientific training, combined with the writing experience she gained during her internship, will lead to a career in science writing. Kristen is continuing to write for DARTMOUTH MEDICINE and she served a term on the magazine's Editorial Board.
Kristen can be reached by e-mail at Kristen.M.Garner@Dartmouth.edu.