Dannielle McCarthy is a Chemistry PhD candidate in Professor W.E. Moerner’s lab. In the Moerner lab, she uses super-resolution imaging tools to study biological systems, and in her primary research project, she uses a technique called Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) microscopy to explore immune checkpoint proteins in human melanoma tumor biopsies. Outside of research, she is passionate about supporting under-represented students on campus through her work with the Graduate and Undergraduate Studies office in the School of Humanities and Sciences and with fellow grad students in her department through ChemAIMS. She also enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, backpacking, or doing yoga.