Samantha Shelton graduated in 2014 with a B.S. in cellular/molecular biology, a B.A. in psychology, and a minor in chemistry from Humboldt State University. As an undergraduate she worked for 5 years on diverse projects within the field of neuroscience using models from human cells lines to zebrafish to rodents to human participants. She then worked at UCSF as a pre-doctoral research fellow through the CIRM bridges grant, using stem cells and viruses as a delivery tools for genes that are mutated in human psychological disorders in order to study cell development. She is a first year GPN student interested in cell biology, epi/genetics, and psychological disorders such as substance abuse and schizophrenia. Outside of lab, she loves to try new restaurants, travel, get outside and be active.