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Justin Saunders [View Image]
Education: BS Biology, Villanova University, 2012
Hometown: White Plains, MD
Thesis adviser: Javier Gonzalez-Maeso, Ph.D., Physiology and Biophysics
Research interests: I became interested in research while studying Transmembrane Protein 170 in a breast cancer lab at Villanova University. I further pursued my research interests with a summer in a Transforming Growth Factor β lab at the National Cancer Institute after graduation. Currently, I’m interested in exploring neuroscience research while maintaining the molecular focus that I have come to love from my time in cancer research labs.
Personal bio: I grew up within a loving family in Clinton, Maryland, where I learned the ways of quiet suburban living and Old Bay Crab Seasoning. I moved to White Plains, Maryland with my family when I was 16 and attended college at Villanova University outside Philadelphia. I vividly remembers when Villanova went to the Final Four in 2009. When I’m is not studying, I enjoy playing guitar, watching TV, and hanging out. I look forward to probing the intersection of science and medicine.