The Milbrandt lab recently welcomed Caitlin Dingwall for a rotation project. Caitlin received a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology with Honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015. For her Honors thesis, she worked in the lab of Dr. Phillip Newmark where she pursued dual projects investigating the role of matrix metalloproteinases in stem cell homeostasis in the freshwater planarian Schmidtea mediterranea and characterizing the male germline in the parasite Schistosoma mansoni. Caitlin is in the Medical Scientist Training Program at Washington University School of Medicine where she is now beginning her Ph.D. training in Molecular Genetics and Genomics. Her rotation project in the Milbrandt lab focuses on further elucidating the mechanisms that govern SARM1 activation in response to axonal injury.