Tatiana Gaitan

Predoctoral Researcher

Tatiana chose to be in the Zeitlinger Lab for her first rotation as a predoctoral researcher and loved it! The science, the people, the culture of the lab -- it all matched her personality and academic goals. During her rotation she had the opportunity to integrate Drosophila developmental biology with genomics and this combination was simply perfect for her. Tatiana joined the lab in August of 2020, excited to explore and learn from the field of developmental genomics.
Currently Tatiana is working with the early Drosophila melanogaster embryo on a project that aims to elucidate the combinatorial code of the anterior-posterior patterning transcription factors' network. She wants to employ computational methods, such as deep learning, as tools to gain insight into what currently remains poorly understood regarding these transcription factors during early embryogenesis.
When not in the lab, Tatiana enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing board games and fostering dogs.