Undergraduate Profiles

2017

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Although Biochemistry at UMass is a very focused major, it has allowed me to be incredibly flexible with my education. Biochemistry is the basis for many different sciences, so I constantly find... more

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I decided to declare Biochemistry & Molecular Biology before entering my first fall semester, and I do not regret it one bit. I started college with an amazing opportunity as a member of the... more

This summer [2015] I was able to apply what I have learned as a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major during my time as an intern for scientist Ailan Guo, PhD at Cell Signaling Technology (CST... more

I decided to declare Biochemistry & Molecular Biology as my primary major during my second semester of my freshman year, and it has been an amazing journey since then. Also as a freshman, I... more

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I have been planning what I am going to do for my first summer after my freshman year at college since Thanksgiving break of last year [2013]. I enjoy being busy and learning different and new... more

2016

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This summer [2015], I was a research fellow at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in NYC. It was a 10-week long biomedical research internship. As a part of my program, I worked in Dr.... more

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My name is Ava Bakhtyari and I am a junior here at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I declared my major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology based on my love of science and desire to... more

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While majoring in biochemistry and minoring in mathematics and psychology, I am pursuing a career in medicine.  Along with being academically involved, I am a dedicated triathlete, a lifeguard,... more

This summer (2014) I have been working for Stephen Herbert at the University’s research farm in South Deerfield and the Agricultural Learning Center in Amherst. We have been working on multiple... more

This past summer I became a successful applicant to the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Internship Challenge. I was given the opportunity to perform research at Constellation Pharmaceuticals, a... more

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This past Spring 2015 semester I had the opportunity to conduct a co-op experience at Alexion Pharmaceuticals in Cheshire, CT. Alexion is a global pharmaceutical company that works on developing... more

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Over the summer of 2015, I was lucky enough to be chosen as a research intern at Genzyme, a pharmaceutical company recently acquired by a larger company (Sanofi). Sanofi has many different... more

2015

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Coming into UMass, I knew I wanted to major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, because I found Biology and Chemistry to be the most interesting subjects I learned in high school. As a Freshman... more

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I am double majoring in Biochemistry and Animal Science. This past summer I conducted an internship in Knights Surgical Research Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital. Knights Surgical Research... more

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The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major has been a great academic and social fit for me. As a senior, I feel confident in my ability to tackle new problems and present my opinion in... more

2014

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I did not join the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major until halfway through my senior year at UMass. Previously, I had been following the Neuroscience track of the Psychology major. However... more

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My name is Jen Houtmann and I am a junior biochemistry major and student athlete at the University of Massachusetts.  I’ve always been a driven individual, which is why I pushed myself to not only... more

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At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester I began to think about summer activities.  I set myself two goals at that time: find a scientific internship, and find a way to be in Israel.  A few... more

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Being a student in such a large university, it can be quite a challenge when it comes to making friends and getting to know people  who can offer you advice on what classes to take, or how to get... more

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For the first two years of my college experience I primarily focused my learning to the classroom, not seeking out opportunities to work in a research lab. At the end of the fall semester of my... more

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My name is Taha Saifullah and I will be graduating in December of 2013, double majoring in Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry while having completed the courses on the pre-med track.  After the... more

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My name is Leydricah Saint Louis. I am double majoring in biochemistry and psychology. This summer I had the amazing opportunity to be a part of the UMass Medical School summer research program... more

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Hi, my name is David Yang and I was a biochemistry major at UMass Amherst and I graduated in the spring of 2014.  When I was an undergrad at the university, I worked in the research lab of Dr.... more