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Josh Pierce

Ph.D. Student

Josh Pierce

Hometown: Lubbock, TX

Education: B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology, Texas Tech University, 2010

When I'm in the Lab: I work on discovering the genes crucial to the development of pediatric yolk sac tumor (YST). I am creating in vivo and in vitro transgenic model systems to study the possible oncogenic role of HNF4a in YSTs.

When I'm not in the Lab: I enjoy reading science fiction and philosophy, playing board games, and all other kinds of nerdy stuff. I am married and have an adorable dog.

joshua.pierce@utsouthwestern.edu