Class of 2021 Incoming Student Spotlight: Morgan Thomas, IBMS Program, Neuroscience

My name is Morgan Thomas. I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. I went to undergrad at Oberlin College in Ohio where I majored in Neuroscience with a minor in Africana Studies. After completion of my bachelor’s degree, I accepted a position as a Research Technician in a...
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Class of 2021 Incoming Student Spotlight: Meghan Neill, M.S. in Cell Systems & Anatomy (Anatomical Sciences Track)

1) Tell me about yourself. I recently graduated from Texas Lutheran University with a B.S. in biochemistry and a minor in business. Some of my hobbies include traveling, reading, and listening to crime podcasts. I’m looking forward to spending the next two years at UT...
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Class of 2021 Incoming Student Spotlight: Marissa Brown, Radiological Sciences Ph.D. (Medical Physics)

Tell me about yourself. My name is Marissa Brown and I am an incoming Ph.D. student in the Radiological Sciences (Medical Physics) program. After high school, I attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I received my undergraduate degree in Nuclear Engineering. I...
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Mustafa Mithaiwala First Author Review Article Published In Cells

Mustafa Mithaiwala, a student in the Neuroscience discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program and laboratory of Dr. Jason O’Connor, recently had a first author review article published in the peer review journal Cells. Cells is an international, peer-reviewed,...
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Samantha Yee’s New Publication Looks At Ovarian Cancer

Samantha Yee is the first author on this two-author publication from Dr. April L. Risinger’s lab. She currently has three first author (2 research articles and 1 review) and three co-author publications. Yee is a student in the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Program in the...
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Class of 2021 Incoming Student Spotlight: Danielle Gordon, Translational Science Ph.D. Program

Tell me about yourself. I think I’ll just start by saying I never thought in a million or so years that I would be a PhD student. I am fortunate to be in this position and to have met so many wonderful people who have helped me get to this point. I received my B.A. in psychology...
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Class of 2021 Incoming Student Spotlight: MAJ Daniel Sauls, Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Program

Tell me about yourself. I am currently a Medical Laboratory Officer in the United States Army.  I am married with three children and enjoy working out and cooking. I graduated high school in 1999 from Cooper High School, Abilene, Texas.  I was the first in my entire family to...
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Class of 2021 Incoming Student Spotlight: Emilie Smith, M.S. in Personalized Molecular Medicine Program

Hi! My name is Emilie Smith. Growing up, I moved around a bit until my family settled in Charlotte, NC. I lived there for 14 years until I went to college at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). At Ole Miss, I studied biochemistry as well as worked in a research lab. During...
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