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Brittany Truong


I am a developmental geneticist and recently earned my PhD from the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus in Human Medical Genetics & Genomics. My graduate work looked at the role of a transcription factor, PRDM1, in limb development as well as a congenital limb disorder called Split Hand/Foot Malformation using zebrafish as an animal model.

For the past year, I have been a SciComm Intern with the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB), writing journalism articles for SDB's e-newsletter and generating editorials on recent discoveries in the field. Although I love developmental biology, my true passion lies in writing and science communication. My skillset and broad interests in the biological sciences are best suited for fostering transparent communication with the general public.

In my free time, I love to practice yoga, spend time with my family, explore new restaurants, and hike with my dog. I am looking forward to writing for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel this summer.


Mid-twenties female wearing green plaid shirt with aspen trees in background.
Photo Credit: Kristy Nguyen

University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus

Fellowship Sponsor: Heising-Simons Foundation

Fellowship Host: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel