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Dr. Gaelle Mercenne

Recursion Pharmaceuticals

Gaelle earned her Ph.D. in Strasbourg, France, where she studied how HIV-1 counteracts the restriction factor APOBEC3G.  Although she originally hails from the rainy plains of Normandy, in 2010, she found a love for and home within the dusty desert heat of Utah. In the Sundquist lab at the University of Utah, she studied how HIV-1 hijacks the cellular proteins to replicate. When she isn’t busy with pipettes, microscopes, and viruses she enjoys perfecting the chemicals in her home aquarium, reviewing the findings of Aperture Laboratories, and binge-watching science fiction.

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