Welcome Incoming PEMM Student, Owen Wilkins

On July 23, 2013 by Grad Forum

owen_wilkins_thumbnailContinuing with our series of short profiles on incoming Dartmouth graduate students, the Graduate Forum would like to welcome Owen Wilkins.

Wilkins is an incoming first-year student in the Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine (PEMM). Wilkins grew up in Surrey, just outside of London, England. He recently completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Bath where he majored in molecular and cellular biology.

Wilkins became interested in the PEMM program at Dartmouth when he spent his junior year of college interning in the laboratory of PEMM faculty member, Professor Alexei Kisselev. He is very passionate about the research he performed in this lab, and it was during this time that he fell in the love with Dartmouth and the Upper Valley. During his internship Wilkins was able to interact with PEMM students and faculty, and found the PEMM program to be the perfect fit for him. Owen commented, “My undergraduate internship at Dartmouth gave me a great introduction to the world of research, which I’m very excited to build upon as a graduate student in the fantastic academic environment of Dartmouth College, and the beautiful setting of the Upper Valley.”

Wilkins plans to pursue research in cancer biology and will rotate in laboratories with this main focus. He is performing his first research rotation in Professor Manabu Kurakawa’s lab, where he will be studying the molecular mechanisms of acquired resistance to cancer therapies. We wish him success in his graduate studies!

by Amanda Balboni

 

 

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