Paul Jones (PhD Student – Molecular Cell Biology, Chaudhuri Lab)

Man working in biology lab

Tell me about your background. I grew up in fairly rural central Illinois, went to the local schools and was always interested in understanding science and medicine. I completed my undergraduate degree in neuroscience at Lake Forest College where I got my first experience with research through multiple summer research programs culminating in my Senior […]

Marlene Campos Guerrero (Graduate Student, Markovina Lab)

Tell me about your background. I am a first generation Latina raised in Kansas City, MO. I earned my Associates Degree concurrently when I graduated high school in 2016 and earned my B.S in Microbiology from Kansas State University in 2019. During my undergraduate journey, I was a part of the Developing Scholars Program, a […]

Summer Ye (Graduate Student, Chen Lab)

Tell me about your background. I am from Yanan, a small town in north central China. I earned my Bachelor of Engineering in Energy, Power Systems and Automation from Xi’an Jiao Tong University in 2013. I have also studied as an exchange student in both National Tsinghua University and in University of Connecticut as an […]

Pilar de la Puente, PhD (Staff Scientist, Azab Lab)

Tell me about your background. I was born and raised in a small town in Northern Spain called Leon by the Cantabrian Mountains. I went to University of Leon for my Bachelor’s in Biology and Master’s in Animal Medicine and Surgery with a focus on Biomedical Engineering (BME). During my PhD, I received a fellowship […]

John Floberg, MD, PhD (Clinical Resident, Schwarz Lab)

Tell me about your background. I’m from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I went to Carleton College in Northfield, MN for my undergraduate, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison for graduate school and medical school. What led you to study at Washington University? Wash U is a world class research and clinical institution with a strong history in imaging […]

Philipp J. Diebolder, PhD (Postdoctoral Research Associate, Rogers Lab)

Tell me about your background. I was born and raised in a small town in Southern Germany next to the Swabian Alpes located between the state capitals, Stuttgart and Munich, both well-known for their automobile industries and the largest beer festivals in the world. Focusing early on Antibody Engineering, I studied Technical Biology at the […]

Nathan Wong (Graduate Student, Wang Lab)

Tell me about your background. I was born in Chicago and grew up in Scottsdale, a suburb of Phoenix, AZ. I went to Arizona State University in Tempe (another Phoenix suburb) for my Bachelor’s and Master’s in Biomedical Engineering (BME). After that, I came here to Washington University to pursue my PhD in BME. What […]

Micah Luderer (Graduate Student, Azab Lab)

Tell me about your background. I grew up in Portage, Michigan, which is the southwest portion of the state. I attended Michigan State University for 5 years, where I completed a combined BS/MS program in Chemistry. Following completion of my studies, I moved to St. Louis in 2011 where I had the wonderful opportunity to […]

Vaishali Kapoor, PhD (Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Hallahan Lab)

Tell me about your background. I am from India. I did my Masters in Biotechnology and PhD in Cancer Biology from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India. During my PhD, I received a fellowship to perform research as an Exchange visitor at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany. […]

Barbara Muz, PhD (Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Azab Lab)

Barbara Muz, PhD presenting at the 2017 AACR Annual Meeting in Washington, DC (photo courtesy of Hong Chen, PhD) What is your background? I am from Poland. I received my MSc in Biotechnology at Warsaw University of Life Sciences (Poland), and I completed my PhD at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London […]

Fiona Ruiz (Graduate Student, Schwarz Lab)

What is your background? From Livermore, California. Undergrad at California State University Long Beach What led you to study at Washington University? Leading research institution with friendly people and a collaborative work environment. What are your future career goals? Working in industry either designing clinical trials or analyzing clinical trial data for cancer therapeutics. What […]