Britteny Ross
Esser-Kahn Group

Britteny Cassaidy

  • Graduate Student

Raised in Normal, Illinois (we know what you are thinking), Britteny first became interested in science after seeing a documentary about CERN in the eighth grade. Britteny attended Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, as a chemistry major where she first performed plant exudate research with Dr. Lori Biederman. Interested in making molecules, Britteny worked under Dr. Brett VanVeller researching cell-penetrating peptides. She received her BS in 2016. The research with Dr. VanVeller grew her interest in chemical biology and prompted her join the Esser-Kahn Lab.

Britteny's scientific hero is George Washington Carver. Her favorite quote is, "During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams," from Tupac Shakur

Britteny's research includes immune programming and chemical biology.