“When I was in third grade, a parent of one of the other students brought a number of cats to the library on a Saturday and talked about how there are all these different hereditary patterns that contribute to their coat colors and appearance, like spots, stripes, and white paws. I was just hooked because I loved cats, and I said this is what I want to do.”
That’s how Dr. Krista Dobi explains why she became a geneticist. A native of North Brunswick, New Jersey, Dobi received a bachelor of arts from Princeton University and a doctorate in genetics from Harvard. Today she is an assistant professor in the Department of Natural Sciences in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College/CUNY.