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Chasing my Passions (And Discovering New Ones!)

Olivia Szewczyk, COL ’24, New Orleans, LA

Being someone that has grown up all my life going to dermatologists offices, I knew that one day, I wanted to be involved in dermatological medicine. Now, I am a rising senior in …

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The Power of Structural Biology

Sagar Gupta, COL ’24, Bakersfield, CA

This summer, I continued working in the molecular immunology lab I joined in my freshman year. My experience working in Dr. Nikolaos Sgourakis’s lab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has been incredibly fulfilling …

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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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