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Leandra Brettner

PhD cand.
Leandra Brettner is a bioengineering graduate student at the University of Washington in Seattle where she is studying synthetic biology. Her research focuses on using genetic engineering techniques to study and utilize differentiation in multi-cellular microbial communities. Leandra has previous degrees in molecular biology and engineering mathematics from the University of Arizona where she conducted independent research on the evolution of robustness in protein interaction networks. Her interest in ancestral health stems from her background in evolution and the failure of conventional medicine to address several chronic health conditions.