I am a graduate student in Jim Umenís lab at the Salk Institute and am co-supervised by Sonia Jain in the department of Biostatistics at UCSD. My research investigates the role of the retinoblastoma tumor suppressor protein (Rb) in cell size control in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. I am using microarrays and chromatin IP to identify targets of the Rb pathway to explain the altered cell size phenotypes conferred by mutations in this pathway.