Neringa Liutikaite


College / University

George Washington University

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Biology (Concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology)



USA / Lithuania

Lab Experience

CRISPR/Cas9 targeted mutagenesis, DNA extraction and purification, PCR, gel electrophoresis, Keyence digital microscopy, SDS-PAGE, DNA quantification and sequencing

Projects / Research

08/2020 – 05/2021 “The Wnt receptors Frizzled1 and Frizzled4 regulate wing venation and patterning in butterflies.” (Thesis) Dr. Arnaud Martin, Dept. of Biological Sciences, George Washington University

Scholarships / Awards

2021 – 2022: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2021: Atkins Prize for Outstanding Thesis in GW Dept of Biology
2020 – 2021: George Washington University Biology Honors Program
2017 – 2021: GW Presidential Academic Scholarship


I am interested in the intersections of developmental and molecular biology, genetics, oncology, and microbiology. The molecular mechanisms of how organisms develop from a single cell to complex, multicellular adults are fascinating to me. Especially intriguing are errors in these developmental processes and how our knowledge of these pathways can help address health issues. In Göttingen, I look forward to exploring the diverse fields of molecular biology and finding additional interests to pursue.