Medical Scientist Training Program

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Steven Blinka

Research Interest

  • Investigating the role of enhancer RNAs in pluripotent stem cell sub-nuclear localization and transcriptional regulation.
  • Advisor: Sridhar Rao MD PhD, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy


  • B.S. 2010, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Major: Molecular Biology

Research Experience

  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 2010-present
    • Advisor: Tom B. Rice, MD and Ramesh C. Sachdeva, MD, PhD
    • Project: Medical and social determinants of outcomes in critically ill children
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, 2010-2011
    • Advisor: John Lough, PhD
    • Project: Induction of cardiovascular cells from hESCs by embryonic cues
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007-2009
    • Advisor: David Baum, PhD
    • Project: Investigating the genetic basis of petal spot polymorphisms in Clarkia gracilis




  • soccer, wiffle ball, indie rock, HBO original series
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