Elyse Vischulis obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Wisconsin Lutheran College in 2019. As an undergrad, she studied maize reproduction and kernel development. During an internship at Oregon State University, Elyse learned how to code in Python and helped develop a program to predict transmission defects and trends across maize ears using image analysis. She is interested in the Genetics and Genome Sciences program through the BMS Gateway Program at MSU. She hopes to learn more computational approaches to further explain the relationship between phenotype and genotype in plants in the Thompson, Shiu, and VanBuren laboratories. In her free time, Elyse enjoys cooking, powerlifting, and snuggling with her cats, Einstein and Theo.