Keith Garcia is a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Ashby Morrison’s lab. Keith’s research focuses on how cellular/environmental stress impacts chromatin dynamics in development and disease. Using yeast as a model organism, he is exploring how signaling pathways respond to stress and relay this information into the nucleus to alter DNA templated processes. Before coming to Stanford, Keith earned a PhD in Biomedical Sciences (Cancer Biology) at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and holds a BS degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin. While at Iowa, Keith played a “Big Brother” role nearly every summer mentoring undergraduates from historically disadvantaged backgrounds through the CURE Iowa summer training program. He hopes to continue to play a mentorship role in analogous programs offered here at Stanford. Outside of research Keith enjoys film photography, pour over coffee, and binge watching Frasier.