Kirsten grew up in Portland, Oregon and received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Biology at the University of Oregon. She then worked in the lab of Alejandro Sánchez as a bioinformaticist studying regeneration and development in various animals, but primarily in the flatworm Schmidtea mediterranea. She joined the Currie Lab in 2017 to pursue her PhD. Outside of the lab Kirsten enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and learning new coding tools.
Davies, E.L., Lei, K., Seidel, C.W., Kroesen, A.E., McKinney, S.A., Guo, L., Robb, S.M., Ross, E.J., Gotting, K. and Alvarado, A.S., 2017. Embryonic origin of adult stem cells required for tissue homeostasis and regeneration. Elife, 6.
Lei, K., Vu, H.T.K., Mohan, R.D., McKinney, S.A., Seidel, C.W., Alexander, R., Gotting, K., Workman, J.L. and Alvarado, A.S., 2016. Egf signaling directs neoblast repopulation by regulating asymmetric cell division in planarians. Developmental cell, 38(4), pp.413-429.
Luttrell, S.M., Gotting, K., Ross, E., Alvarado, A.S. and Swalla, B.J., 2016. Head regeneration in hemichordates is not a strict recapitulation of development. Developmental Dynamics, 245(12), pp.1159-1175.
Robb, S., Gotting, K., Ross, E. and Sánchez Alvarado, A., 2015. SmedGD 2.0: The Schmidtea mediterranea genome database. Genesis, 53(8), pp.535-546.