The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Gabrielle Farulla-Bastian

Core Facility Intern-Mass Spectrometry (Mass Spec) 

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology | College of Natural Sciences | BS '20

In Mass Spec, Gabi ran samples from the research labs on campus and identified whether the sample contained the correct protein or molecule. Alternatively, they examined the sample to learn more about the protein or molecule at hand. Gabi even took the lead on a couple of projects. They tested urine samples to determine how long BPA remained present from environmental exposure, as well as examined some of the pheromones in wolf urine.

When I actually came in for the interview and got to see the lab and all of the instruments that I was going to be using-- and also meeting Steve and getting to know that it was going to be sort of one-on-one and I was going to be able to learn a lot directly from him-- that was when I really knew that I wanted to get into this position in particular.

Gabrielle Farulla-Bastian