Anna Brandtjen is a Research Associate in the Developmental Neurobiology and Functional Genomics Division at the Lieber Institute, focusing on culturing living fibroblasts from Post Mortem brain tissue. She is also preparing to start RNA extractions. Anna graduated with a B.A. in Biology and concentration in Neural and Behavioral Sciences from Bryn Mawr College in 2013, and received departmental honors. During her undergraduate career, she did research on the Calcium binding protein, Synaptotagmin-1, in embryonic chick forebrain tissue.