Tatianna (Tasha) Larman is from Southern California and grew up in a military family. After graduating from Harvard University, she spent two years working in Italy before starting medical school at the University of California San Diego. During medical school, she returned to Boston for two years as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute medical fellow, studying the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in cancer using next-generation DNA sequencing. Her current research interests are focused on intestinal crypt stem cell biology and early pathogenesis of colorectal cancer. She is pursuing AP and Gastrointestinal Pathology Fellowship here at Hopkins.