Elise Zimmerman

In 2022, I graduated Magna Cum Laude from William & Mary with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. I conducted undergraduate honors research which cumulated in a thesis on the plasticity of the H. pylori methylome in response to acid. Currently, I’m a first-year Ph.D. student in the Systems, Synthetic, and Physical Biology Program at Rice University working in the Chappell Lab on creating a new class of programmable, synthetic RNA-based therapeutics to address global health infectious disease challenges.