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On Leveraging Immortality, Splicing, and Erythroid Stem Cells

Annie Xia, COL ’25, Cincinnati, Ohio

This summer, I was glad to have the opportunity to continue my work at the Jurado Lab at Perelman’s Department of Microbiology. Coming into Penn as an aspiring physician-scientist, I’d always hoped to hone …

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Summer Researching the Translational Effects of Drugs of Prostate Cancer

Julia Fiedor, COL ’23, Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania

This summer, I conducted research in the Radiation Oncology department at the Perelman School of Medicine. I worked in the CSConn Lab, which focuses on cancer at the translational level. I started my …

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Training for the Battle Against Childhood Cancer

Mykaela Salvacion, COL ‘ 25, Tucson, Arizona

This summer, I have had the incredible opportunity of working in the Maris lab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. From countless hours in the cell culture room to dozens of Western Blots, …

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Evidence-based Strategies to Optimize MCAT Preparation

As you start thinking about medical school admissions, you will repeatedly hear that the MCAT is a marathon, not a sprint. This means that the endurance and stamina required to master this exam – physical, mental, and emotional – must be built …

By Doris Tabassum
Doris Tabassum Associate Director, Graduate School Advising
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From Patient to Provider – My Time in the NICU/CICU at CHOP

Megan Laubacher, NUR ’24, Spencerport, NY

This summer, I had the opportunity to work on a research study with Neoneur at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Neoneur is a tele-health device that monitors infants’ respiration and sucking patterns while they …

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