Uma Sarwadnya–ORISE Fellowship
Name: Uma Sarwadnya
Class Year: 2019
Hometown: Millburn, NJ
Opportunity and Year: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Under/graduate Research Opportunities, 2019-20
Project Summary: I will be conducting research into medical countermeasures for organophosphorus (OP) agents.
How did W&L prepare you for this opportunity? I was able to do Neuroscience research in two different labs at W&L. These experiences, paired with the rigorous coursework at W&L, provided me with a solid background in the sciences along with research skills that were relevant to the position.
Why did you apply for this opportunity? I was interested in gaining medical research experience before I entered medical school to narrow my interests.
Post-graduation Plans: I am interested in attending medical school
How will this opportunity help you achieve your goals? I am hoping this opportunity will add to my research background and I will be able to learn research techniques specific to the medical research field.
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