Lilianne Sutton

Lilianne Sutton

When I was 14 years old, I couldn't touch my toes, and I wanted to know why. That simple question led to a rabbit hole of googling, reading, and harassing my high school anatomy teacher; to make a very long story short, four years later I came to Penn knowing that I wanted to investigate muscles and muscle physiology in a formal setting. I had no idea what research looked like but am lucky to have found my way to working in the Ostap Lab, studying the properties of the proteins that power muscle contraction. Research is rewarding, and powerful, and exciting, and inspiring; it is everything, except for easy.  Getting involved in research, however, is, and I am so happy to answer any questions you may have about my research, my experience as a FGLI student in research, or how you can get involved in research at Penn (and change your life for the better!)

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I am a Vagelos Molecular Life Sciences Scholar


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