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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Major Earns 2019 Fulbright Award

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Leah Wachsmuth

Major: biochemistry & molecular biology
Hometown: Poughkeepsie, New York
Award: Fulbright
Purpose of award: research in Argentina
Employer: National Institute of Health - NCATs division
Job title: lab technician

Job Responsibilities

I will be involved in a variety of projects with the overall goal of investigating proteins, cell functions and biological processes through the use of small molecules. I will assist in the possible uncovering of therapeutic small molecules which could ultimately have the potential to be optimized to become drug targets. I will be identifying new viable projects, designing and optimizing assays, high throughput screening, etc.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

My professors have been beyond helpful and my liberal-arts education has made me a well-rounded thinker.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

My research opportunity with Professor Jason Gavenonis, my time pole vaulting on the track team and getting the Fulbright/and a job.


Published May 9, 2019