Graduate Student Researcher
Arik received his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2014. At USM he worked with Dr. Anthony Bell studying the interaction of HMGB1 and 4-way DNA junctions. Additionally, he worked as a researcher at the NIH under Dr. Tom Friedman, studying the role of myosin 15 on the development of stereocilia in the inner ear. Arik joined the IGI/Corn Lab as a graduate student in July 2017, where he is focusing on targeting Cas9 to endogenous cellular substrates.