To add to what Momma said:
This is Kristy’s Thesis:
“My thesis work is in the area of metabolic engineering in yeast with an emphasis on inducible promoter systems and other strategies for fine-tuning expression of recombinant enzymes/proteins. I am primarily working to produce benzylisoquinoline alkaloids in S. cerevisiae but have also constructed yeast strains which exhibit modified responses from the GAL promoter and am pursuing other RNA-based strategies for regulation by small molecules in vivo”.
On a more personal note, if you listen to her talk, Kristy gives off a VERY feminine “vibe”. In many ways she blows away the “dumb musclehead/schmoe wrestling dyke” that is so much the stereotype placed on female bodybuilders.
This woman has most likely seen it all and heard it all; and she still pursues her passion.
I admire her.