- Biology; concentration in Neuroscience; member, Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program
- Grosse Pointe, Mich.
- Activities at Albion:
- British Eighth marching band, symphonic band, jazz ensemble, academic fraternities including Sigma Xi (scientific research) and Beta Beta Beta (biology)
- What kind of internship or off-campus experiences did you have as a student?
- In the summer of 2012, I was chosen to participate in a 10-week undergraduate research fellowship jointly sponsored by Wayne State University’s Cancer Biology Graduate Program and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. While there, I worked on factors that were suspected to drive the progression of breast ductal carcinoma in situ to invasive ductal carcinoma. I also discovered my passion for cancer research, specifically translational/clinical research, and acquired good lab technique in a multifarious number of assays and analyses.
- What path do you intend to follow after Albion?
- I am currently applying to graduate school with the intent to pursue a Ph.D. in cancer biology once my time at Albion has come to a close. Specifically, I would like to do translational research.
- Why do you love the field you're pursuing? What drew you to it?
- I love translational/clinical research, especially in cancer biology, because it is a subfield of research whose main focus is inventing novel treatments in an attempt to better the lives of people who suffer from serious ailments. Originally, I was drawn to this field through a combination of my interest in molecular biology and my affinity for providing help to those who need it.
- How has Albion fostered this interest?
- Albion has fostered this interest not only by giving me a top-notch education, but also by providing an environment where curiosity like mine is not only welcome, but encouraged.
- For me, Albion...
- ... is a catalyst for potential. While here, I’ve been allowed to grow, both intellectually and as a person. As a result, many doors have been opened for me and I have discovered exactly what it is that I want to do, both with my education and my life.
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