Hannah Smith joined the Lieber Institute in 2017, assisting with research on the TCF4 and BORCS7 genes in Dr. Maher’s lab while an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University. In 2018, she graduated with a B.S. in Neuroscience with departmental honors. Shortly after, she began working as a Research Assistant under Dr. Ran Tao with the Neuropathology Group at the Lieber Institute. Her current work focuses on measuring gene expression in postmortem brain tissue with the extraction of nucleic acids.