Undergraduate student at Hunter College. I’m a senior majoring in Biochemistry with a minor in Psychology. It’s been a year since a joined the lab. I’m currently studying the chemical effects of various peptides synthesized in the lab on neurite outgrowth in PC12 cells. These cells adopt a neuronal phenotype upon addition of nerve growth factor and thus are commonly used as a model for neurotoxicological studies. I’m interested in cancer research and its relationship with viral infections and stem cell research.