Student Profiles

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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