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Biochemistry Senior, Briana Winer is completing an internship in Dr. Janice Evans' lab at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Briana is assisting in research using mouse oocytes. Since her career goal is to be an embryologist in a fertility clinic, the practice she has gotten thus far handling oocytes and the techniques she's learned for pulling pipets and transferring eggs are very helpful. In addition, Briana reports, "I have made new friends and colleagues that help me push myself to work harder. I can't wait to see what the rest of my time at Hopkins will bring!"

Biochemistry junior, Yaakov Itzkowitz was chosen for the Toby Eagle Scholarship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  Here's his description of this exceptional opportunity:

"The Toby Eagle Scholarship for Cancer Research has provided me with the opportunity to participate in and observe research taking place in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. The department is renowned for its part in groundbreaking cancer research and my time here has allowed me to observe and participate in the medical community’s “front line of defense” against cancer.  In the weeks I have spent in the lab I have learned a great deal-- specifically about the epigenetic factors that contribute to cancer growth.  I am very excited about the work being done here and have been privileged to meet professionals who are not only outstanding scientists but remarkable human beings.

My work this summer has strengthened my resolve not only to attend medical school, but to participate in research that can save and improve the lives of those suffering from cancer and other debilitating or life threatening illnesses. This internship has taught me a great deal about medicine as well as molecular biology, both of which will undoubtedly serve me well in my career path."

Biochemistry senior Ciara Faupel is spending the summer at the Nathan Schnaper Summer Intern Program (NSIP) in Cancer Research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is testing the ability of novel small molecules to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. She loves this experience and is planning to use all the information, skills and experience she has gained towards her career goal as a biochemistry researcher.

Students who completed a research or internship project in the spring of 2016 gathered to showcase their posters at the semi-annual School of the Sciences Poster Session.  The students, seniors who completed off-campus research and internship Capstones, as well as sophomores and juniors who engaged in on-campus research, all did a fabulous job.  We were proud to welcome off-campus mentors, family members, alumni, friends and guests from across the campus community.  

Congratulations to biochemistry senior, Kayla Bell, on accepting a job offer at Pharmaceutical International, Incorporated, Pii.  Special thanks to chemistry faculty member, Dr. George Lauterbach who helped Kayla apply for the position.  Kayla is excited to start at Pii when she graduates later this month!  

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