Nasiha Ahmed, BS, Biology and Anthropology, 2013, St. Olaf College

MCB Program Start:

2015

Undergrad:

St. Olaf College, Biology and Anthropology, 2013

Research Advisor and Department:                                     

Dr. Jacob Schwartz, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Research Topic:                                                                            

My research project focuses on Ewing's sarcoma, a bone cancer that affects young children. I study how a family of abundant RNA-binding proteins, known the FET proteins, and FET-fusion proteins dysregulate transcription to promote tumorigenesis. 

What outreach or service activities are you involved in?                            

 Secretary for the Associate Graduate Council for the College of Science                                             

Honors and Awards:

Galileo Scholarship 2016 & 2018