Sharon Briggs


Sharon is a PhD student in the Genetics Department minoring in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality.

Sharon’s thesis work is focused on understanding the role of X chromosome inactivation during the reprogramming of female skin cells to induced pluripotent stem cells. In addition to her studies, Sharon works as a CA in Rains, is actively involved in intramural sports of all kinds, and enjoys mentoring students in research.

Previously, Sharon attended Carnegie Mellon University receiving her BS in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Genetics. She plans to pursue a career integrating women’s reproductive health with her background in genetics and is especially interested in the field of prenatal and preimplantation genetic testing.