Q&A With Samantha Yee

Your name, program, mentor name. My name is Samantha Yee, but I prefer Sam as my nickname. I am a 3rd year Ph.D. student in Dr. April L. Risinger’s lab in the Physiology & Pharmacology discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences program in the UT Health San Antonio...
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Richard De La Rosa: Helping The Field of Science

Richard De La Rosa’s earliest science project was creating a battery out of a potato for his 3rd grade class. “I cut a potato in half, put a nail on both ends and a penny. Then I tied a copper wire around the nails in order for the electrons to move through the system,” he sai...
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Clare Murray: The South Texas Medical Scientist Training Program Let Me Choose Both Science and Medicine

Clare Murray grew up in Houston, Texas where her parents both worked in the oil/gas industry. “Nobody in my family was in medicine or science so I chose chemical engineering as my major in school. I really enjoyed my major, but I did a one day externship at Exxonmobil and that’s...
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Kevin Kanda: From Nursing Student To Graduate Student

Kevin Kanda made a promise to his family to try to fight cancer. “I’ve lost some family and friends to cancer….my uncle died from lymphoma and I’ve known people with pancreatic and breast cancer as well,” he said. Initially Kanda thought nursing would be a good option for him. He...
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Jasmine De Mange: A Look at Healthcare From All Angles

Jasmine De Mange has seen healthcare from all angles—first she started work in healthcare administration as a patient service specialist in a Cardiology department, next she started a nursing assistant program, and now she’s in a research-based master’s program. Up next,...
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Di Wang Uses Deep Learning To Diagnose Diseases

Di Wang first became interested in deep learning through a seminar at the Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research of NYU Langone Health. “The seminar is about deep learning application in medical imaging field. Everybody was talking about it so I wanted to take a...
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8 Questions with Biology of Aging Student Angela Olson

1. Your name, program, mentor name. Angela (Angie) Olson, IBMS- Biology of Aging, Dr. Veronica Galvan. 2. Tell me the story of when you realized you were passionate about science. While volunteering one summer at a sea turtle rescue in Costa Rica, I had a chance to rea...
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Lily Espinoza: Science Moves Medicine Forward

While in college at St. Mary’s University, Lily Espinoza participated in her first research experience studying the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, which played an instrumental role in nurturing her growing interest in the field of research. Enticed by this new interest, she...
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