Research Collaborate Lab Bench

Medical Scientist Training Program

Steven Blinka

Steven Blinka

M4 Student

Faculty Advisor

  • Sridhar Rao, MD, PhD, Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy


  • Medical Scientist Training Program

Contact Information


BS, Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2010

Research Interests

Investigating the role of enhancer RNAs in pluripotent stem cell sub-nuclear localization and transcriptional regulation

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

General Interests

Soccer, wiffle ball, indie rock, HBO original series