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Bethanie-Michelle Statler

Graduate Student

Biological Sciences


I participate in David E. Stone's lab. I use the chemotropic mating pathway of budding yeast to study how the RGS protein Sst2 is required for gradient sensing. During my time in the Stone lab, I have mentored one undergraduate receiving research credit and two undergraduates through the SPEAR program. I am passionate about learning and teaching molecular and cellular biology and microbiology. I also enjoy volunteering and advocating for sexual health and STEM education with a focus on underrepresented groups.

Notable Honors

2019, Graduate Teaching Award, UIC Biological Sciences

2019, ERN STEM Video Contest 2nd Place, Emerging Researchers National Conference

2018, Minorities Affairs Committee Travel Award, American Society for Cell Biology

2018, Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Honorable Mention, Ford Foundation


Ohio State University, Bachelors of Science in Biology, 2016

Selected Presentations

Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, Washington, D.C., February 2019 Bodak Yellow Bacterial Cloning Parody (Video) American Society for Cell Biology, San Diego, CA, December 2018 Midwest Yeast Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 2018 Redistribution of the yeast pheromone receptor during gradient sensing requires the RGS protein Sst2