Senior Saamia Farooki

Saamia Farooki '23

Bioinformatics PSM (4+1 program); Biology Major; Psychology minor

During my undergraduate studies, I have participated in both clinical research and wet lab research. I completed one year of clinical research at Shriners Hospital for Children Philadelphia with a focus on pediatric scoliosis research. This entailed meeting with patients and data collection.

I have also participated in the Undergraduate Research Program at Dr Jun Yu’s lab on Temple’s Health Science Campus, where I assisted in atherosclerosis research on the effects of MKP5 on inflammation and plaque buildup. I completed my two URP semesters there in summer 2021 and fall 2021, and I am still in that lab as a student worker. I now focus on how MKP5 plays a role in arteriovenous-fistula formation in mice and humans.

I am on the e-boards for Public Health Beyond Borders and Students for Justice in Palestine. I am also a CST Peer Advisor, a CST First Year Seminar Peer Leader, and a HEART Peer Educator.

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