Welcoming Incoming MCB Student, Sally Demirdjian

On August 11, 2014 by Grad Forum

Sally_Demirdjian_thumbnailSally Demirdjian, an incoming Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) program student, will be joining Dartmouth this fall. Demirdjian finished her bachelor’s degree in biology at the Lebanese American University in Beirut, Lebanon. Demirdjian was then selected as a Fulbright Scholar to pursue a master’s degree in molecular and cellular biology at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

When asked why she was interested in the MCB program at Dartmouth, Demirdjian commented that she “felt extremely welcomed by faculty members and students,” and was “very impressed” by the broad array of first-class research conducted at Dartmouth. “Additionally,” she said, “the breadth of research included in the MCB program that encompasses engineering, evolution biology, cancer biology, immunology, developmental biology, biochemistry, cell biology, and many more, definitely attracted me to join the program. Also, the small laboratory environments that include no more than ten members in most laboratories felt very welcoming to graduate students.”

Demirdjian is interested in studying cancer biology, specifically research dealing with training the immune system, which protects us from invading microbes, to help defeat cancer in patients.

Outside the laboratory, Demirdjian is interested in cycling, hiking, and enjoying the outdoors. She will certainly take advantage of the many opportunities for outdoor activities in the Dartmouth area.

The Graduate Forum welcomes Demirdjian to Dartmouth and wishes her a fantastic journey at her new home!

by Gilbert Rahme

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