MD/PhD Doctor of Medicine and of Philosophy candidate
Genome Editing: Review and Proposal
Genome editing is a rapidly developing field with enormous consequences for scientific and medical advancements. In the past few years, new techniques have emerged that have allowed for precise changes to the human genome. In this project, a student will write a review paper describing the multiple forms of genome editing and their applications. Additionally, they will propose a genome editing project that can help treat a disease of their interest - including computationally designing the appropriate tools one would need to carry out the project.
Podcast Series: Racism in Medicine
The medical field is not immune from racism. From deliberate experimentation on enslaved peoples to withholding proper treatment to Black Men in the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, racism has been present since the start of the medical profession in the United States. In this project, a student will research and interview professionals on different examples of racism in medicine. Each podcast episode will revolve around a specific example - with background information given by the student and a featured interview with a professional.