Name: Zelenko, Zara
Year you started at ISMMS: 2011
Program: PhD MTA: DSCB
Why you chose ISMMS?
Sinai has an extremely collaborative environment. The graduate class is small enough that you really get to know faculty on a better level than just a student in the class. Sinai also exposes students to a wide range of courses and potential job opportunities to better prepare us for the next steps after grad school.
Lab: Dr. Derek LeRoith
My project aims to understand the mechanisms linking hyperinsulinemia of type 2 diabetes with breast cancer progression.
Undergrad institution and major: UC Berkeley, Molecular and Cellular Biology
What did you do between college and grad school?
I worked as a research associate in Dr. Linda Giudice’s lab at UCSF for about 2 years.
What do you like to do outside of school?
Finding new places to eat food!, highline park, enjoying the arts (operas, ballets, theater)
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