Alaina Willet, Ph.D.

Alaina Willet, Ph.D.


Alaina was born in Connecticut and raised close to Nashville in Franklin, Tennessee.  She received her Bachelor's degree from The University of Tennessee and came straight to Vanderbilt for graduate school. She defended her thesis in July 2017 and continues in the Gould Lab as a postdoctoral researcher. Currently she has a broad interest in the regulation of cytokinesis. Outside of lab she enjoys the outdoors, playing soccer, reading and cooking.