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Mitzi Lewellen

Mitzi came to the Modiano Lab in 2008. With degrees in English from the College of William & Mary in Virginia and from West Virginia University, she took a detour from teaching into research when she came to the University of Minnesota, first as a laboratory animal care technician and then as a mouse colony manager for the Blazar Lab.

If you have submitted samples to Modiano Lab research studies, you have probably spoken with Mitzi. She coordinates sample submissions to our lab and manages our sample banks. She also manages our mouse colony and assists with in vivo experiments. And calling upon those English degrees, she sometimes assists in copy editing research papers.

Although raised with three canine “siblings” (a German shorthair and two German wirehaired pointers), Mitzi's family currently includes Lily, a ginger tabby, and Manny, a tuxedo cat, who remind her daily that the earth revolves around them.


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