From St. Petersburg, FL

Makenna Myrick

Director of University Liaison Council (she/her)


Hello everyone! I am so honored and excited to serve as a Co-Director for the Univeristy Liaison Council (ULC) and help promote research in all colleges and corners of UF’s campus!

A little bit about me: I am a second-year Biochemistry Major and Pathogenesis Minor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. My current research on campus is in Integrative Mechanobiology, where I work to understand mechanosensitivity in lung cancer cells and how protein movement affects cellular apoptosis. Outside of UF, I serve as a virtual consultant for a current Causal Inference Machine Learning Initiative for NASA Ames Research Center.

My involvement in CURBS has shaped my first year at UF, and has opened my eyes to the wide range of research available at UF and beyond!