In summer 2019, we welcome two undergraduate student scientists taking part in the Pharmacological Sciences Summer Diversity Program.
Sierra Napoleon, a junior from Louisiana Tech University, who will receive her BS in Chemistry in 2020. Her goal is to become an interdisciplinary researcher in pharmacology and drug deliver innovations. She will be working with Nina Isoherranen’s lab.
“I am thrilled to be joining Dr. Nina Isoherranen’s research group for the PSSDP program. I cannot wait to work in such an esteemed lab and gain a better understanding of fetal pharmacology and drug metabolism. More than anything, I am ready to soak in all of the knowledge from Dr. Isoherranen, other faculty, and graduate students, while at a place as rewarding as the University of Washington.
Yasmine Alam is a junior from California State University, Fullerton, who will receive her BS in Biochemistry in 2020. She will be working with Bill Atkins’ lab. Yasmine’s experience in the lab environment includes: Purification via column chromatography (fast protein liquid chromatography, size exclusion chromatography), Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate-Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis, Western Blotting, Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, Co-immunoprecipitation; and DNA cloning, RNA isolation, RT-PCR (measures the amount of a specific RNA).
“This summer will be hugely transformative for me. I’ll be working alongside top-tier students and faculty, each with their own unique ideas and perspectives to share. While it might be challenging, I am greatly looking forward to expanding my scientific repertoire and growing not only as a student and a researcher, but also as an individual.”– Yasmine Alam
We look forward to welcoming Sierra and Yasmine to the “Pharm”ily this summer!
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