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Mariko Peterson

Current Status: M4

Graduate Department: Population Biology, Ecology and Evolution

Previous Education: BS in Microbiology, BS in Genetics, MS in Biochemistry, Iowa State University;  

Advisor(s): Mary Galinski, PhD;

Hometown: Ceylon, MN


I love reading, painting, and scrapbooking on the weekends. I love traveling and exploring, whether it's at home here in Atlanta (getting to know all of the Atlanta neighborhoods, and being rewarded with great restaurants and breweries), or abroad (I'm incredibly lucky to get to travel for my PhD). I have a small dog with a larger-than-life personality, and our typical weekends include hanging around Piedmont Park and other Metro greenspaces with him, grabbing brunch in one of the several dog-friendly patio restaurants, and hosting get-togethers with other MD/PhD friends.