Student Profiles

Name: Akpoyibo, Diana
Year you started at ISMMS: 2016
Program: PhD      MTA: NEU


Why you chose ISMMS?

I was very attracted to the strong emphasis on connecting basic science research to clinical research

Lab: Hurd Lab


Undergrad institution and major: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

What did you do between college and grad school?

Interned at a startup Biotech company in Massachusetts

What do you like to do outside of school?

I love cooking, exploring outdoors to take beautiful pictures of nature, and the occasional (or maybe more frequent than I like to admit) Netflix binge

What is your favorite quote? “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”-Marianne Williamson

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