Year: 2 PhD
Academic background: Graduated from Mississippi State University in 2015 with a BS in Biology.
Research and personal statement: When I first started my undergraduate studies at Mississippi State University, I wanted to pursue a career as a veterinarian. However, after briefly working as a vet technician, I decided it wasn't the path for me. Soon after graduating, I began working in a research lab at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The exposure to an academic research center encouraged me to continue my education and pursue a career in a combination of research and education. I am thankful for the opportunity to further my education and training in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at UMMC and look forward to my time here.