Meet the rogers lab
Alicia is a molecular biologist and bioinformatician interested in regulatory mechanisms that promote genome stability and homeostasis through small RNA pathways.
Alicia gained her first research experience as a work-study student and is a first generation PhD. She earned her B.S. in Informatics and a minor in Chemistry from Baylor University (2011). She was awarded a fellowship from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) and completed her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (2018) at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where, in the labs of Dr. Kata Fejes Tóth and Dr. Alexei Aravin, she studied the mechanisms of transcriptional silencing by the nuclear Argonaute, PIWI, in Drosophila melanogaster. Then, she was awarded an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship and worked in the lab of Dr. Carolyn Phillips at the University of Southern California (USC) where she studied the molecular mechanisms by which small RNA pathways maintain fertility during stressful environmental conditions in Caenorhabditis elegans.