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Tina Samodal


How/Why Research? I was always interested in water systems and how they can affect human health. After taking several biology and environmental health classes, I was looking for an opportunity to apply class knowledge to real situations and be able … Continued

Julie Lee


How/Why Research? To be honest, I initially got involved in research out of the need to check off the “pre-health checklist”. I got involved in my lab after searching up certain research topics I was interested in, then cold-emailing my … Continued

Aakanksha Gundu


How/Why Research? Coming into Carolina, I knew I wanted to be involved in laboratory research regarding DNA and contribute to something I am passionate about. I attended several research seminars and took IDST 184, both of which introduced me to … Continued

Rajee Ganesan


How/Why Research? I got involved in research because studying and exploring open-ended questions (especially in the biomedical sciences) has always been something of interest to me. I got involved my first year in a wet-lab environment, performing experiments, and then … Continued

Jessica Chlebowski


How/Why Research? I found research to be one of the more daunting aspects of the medical school application process and initially felt that it was not going to be for me. By directly contacting people about positions instead of relying on … Continued

Rachael Fisher


How/Why Research? I got involved in research my sophomore year in a Virology lab at UNC School of Medicine through a work study position. Then, after deciding to take a gap year due to coronavirus and reading a very interesting paper … Continued

Sneha Makhijani


How/Why Research?I am passionate about research because I enjoy the application of science in analytical and hands-on settings! I first became involved with research when I participated in Amity University’s Biotechnology program. At UNC, I was fortunate to obtain my … Continued