Student

April Solon

I graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2017 with a double major in Biology & Biotechnology and Biochemistry. I joined the Cancer Biology program at the University of Michigan in 2017, and I am now working towards my Ph.D. in Ryoma “Puck” Ohi’s lab. Outside of lab, I enjoy running, traveling, and decorating cupcakes!

Lauren Bailey

Lauren graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biological engineering from Purdue University in 2017. She is now in the Cancer Biology Graduate Program and is completing her PhD under the mentorship of Carole Parent. Outside of lab, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, and knitting.

Veerin Sirihorachai

Veerin graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in Genetics. He is now enrolled in the Cancer Biology Graduate Program at the University of Michigan, completing his PhD under the mentorship of Dr. Marina Pasca di Magliano.

Peter Kim

I graduated with a B.A. in biology from Columbia University and a M.S. in biomedical science from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Currently, I work in Costas Lyssiotis lab to study cancer metabolism and immunometabolism. My hobbies include hiking, watching NBA, and kettlebells.

Jennifer Jimenez

I graduated from Oberlin College in 2017 with a BA in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. I joined the Cancer Biology Graduate Program in 2018 and was awarded the Rackham Merit Fellowship. I am completing my PhD under the mentorship of Dr. Beth Lawlor. My hobbies include Latin dance, cooking, running, and exploring new places.

April Apfelbaum

I completed my bachelor's at Beloit College, WI and received a degree in Cellular, Molecular, and Integrative Biology. I am now in the Cancer Biology Program at the University of Michigan in the lab of Beth Lawlor. Hobbies include crocheting, snowboarding, biking, and petting animals.

Andrea Escaffi

I was raised in Peru until I was 19 years old. I received my bachelor's degree in Biochemistry with minors in Biomedical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering from Colorado State University. I am currently pursuing a PhD under the mentorship of Dr. Nouri Neamati.

Hannah Cheriyan

Hannah graduated from the University of Michigan College of Engineering in 2015, with a BSE in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Business. She entered the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Michigan Medical School later that year. After completing her preclinical years of medical school, Hannah began the PhD phase of her dual degree program, joining the Cancer Biology Graduate Program and the lab of Dr. Sofia Merajver.

Stephen Carney

I graduated from Michigan State University in 2015 with a BS in Animal Science and Genomics & Molecular Genetics. I started my PhD in 2016 and was awarded the Rackam Merit Fellowship. I'm completing my PhD under the mentorship of Dr. Maria Castro.

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