Kodey Silknitter


  • University of Maine, 2020, B.S. in Biochemistry
  • University of Maine, 2020, B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology

Brief Biography

I grew up in a military family moving place to place. Finally, after years of moving, I found myself as an undergraduate at the University of Maine. During my undergraduate career, I had the opportunity to perform research that utilized bioinformatics. I worked on one project that investigated the molecular mechanisms of muscular dystrophy and another that investigated the hyperinflammatory response during influenza infection. Through my research experience as an undergraduate, I discovered my passion for both bioinformatics and molecular and cellular, wet-lab techniques. I also became intrigued by the challenges that neuromuscular diseases present and am dedicated to investigating their molecular mechanisms in the pursuit of discovering novel therapies. After graduating, I plan on conduct biomedical research in a collegiate setting. I am grateful to be a part of the GSBSE program and look forward to the experiences and connection that I will make.

Dissertation Mentors

Benjamin King

Clarissa Henry