As Carl Sagan stated, "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known". My Dad, a Geophysicist by training, patiently instill in me curiosity and fascination with life science. I have been thinking of Biological science as the right discipline that can unveil all the secrets that fascinate humanity.
I like biology because it is capable of operating on different scales, it also constantly widens our perspective how to benefits humankind. I hope that one day I will be and practically equipped enough to make my contribution. Since high schools, I took extra-curricular classes to cover college levels that expanded my knowledge of topics like genetics and the nature of disease processes.
The existence of genes and the fact that one can create diseases by inducing new mutations in them intrigued. At college I did some research in breast cancer genes alterations and the factors that alters them. This studies further inspired me to do more research work. Furthermore, I had the opportunity to conduct a series of experiments under the supervision of a professor from the Biomedical and Biotechnology Research Institute at my University. The work dealt with the determination of the function of the genes and studying the interference phenomena from toxic compounds.
In my spare time I enjoy expanding my knowledge of biology by reading books like "The language of life" by Francis Collins. These expanded my interests beyond the world of science. I love travelling and studying history. Once I won a silver award in a drawing at a UNICEF competition. Also, I was interested in my school social life as well: I served two terms as the president of my multicultural organization and was a representative in the varsity student council.
All this peaked my interest in the study of Medicine. I feel that I benefited immensely both personally as well as professionally by being able to work in well-equipped facility under the guidance of top specialists in Biomedicine. In graduate school, I studied Neuropharmacology and other subjects in molecular Biology during the preparation for my master's thesis.
In the future, I will like to study medical oncology and the use of pharmacology techniques to contribute to solving global problems of cancer epidemic and other disease processes.
Undergraduate Degree: North Carolina Central University - Bachelor of Science, Biology, General
Graduate Degree: Wake Forest University - Master of Science, Physiology
In my spare time, I enjoy reading that which enriches my life, playing soccer, running, and the board games.
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