Alyssa Coulter graduated from The George Washington University in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She worked as a Special Volunteer in the Laboratory of Oral Connective Tissue Biology since 2015 and is now a post-baccalaureate student in the lab. She is currently applying to dental schools and hopes to begin the fall of 2018.
In the lab, Alyssa assists on projects investigating the factors that regulate the development and maintenance of the periodontal tissues within the dentoalveolar complex. She studies these factors using transgenic mouse models and techniques such as micro-CT analysis and histological experiments in order to determine the effects on the periodontal complex.
The main goal of the projects that she is working on is to investigate the phenotypic effects on periodontal tissues due to genetic mutations. She uses techniques including micro-CT analysis and histological experiments to determine the periodontal status of murine models.