Bailey Weatherbee is currently a second-year PhD student at the University of Cambridge Physiology, Development and Neuroscience Department funded by the Gates Cambridge Trust. She is supervised by Dr. Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz. Bailey’s focus is on cell identity and development of human embryos during peri- and post-implantation development. Additionally, Bailey uses stem cells as a model of embryonic and extraembryonic tissues during these stages. Prior to her PhD, Bailey received an Honors Bachelor of Science in Cellular/Molecular Biology and Genetics with minors in Biochemistry, Writing and Political Science from the University of Delaware. At Delaware, Bailey completed her Honor’s Thesis work in Dr. Salil A. Lachke’s laboratory focusing on the role of RNA-binding protein-mediated post-transcriptional regulation in mouse ocular lens development and cataract.