Welcome Incoming MCB Student, Caitlin Kowalski

On September 2, 2014 by Grad Forum

This August, Caitlin Kowalski will begin her journey to a PhD in the Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) program here at Dartmouth. Caitling-Incoming-MCB-Forum-Thumb-0902

A New Hampshire native, Kowalski recently earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, graduating as the top student in the Department of Biology for 2014.

Along with her studies, Kowalski worked as both a research and teaching assistant while acting as treasurer for the Silent Witness Initiative, promoting healthy relationships and addressing domestic violence problems on campus.

Considering her future research interests, Kowalski is gravitating towards translational microbiology, host-pathogen interactions, and lung biology, but is also interested in exploring the numerous other fields encompassed by the MCB umbrella program. Her time spent as an intern at Vertex Pharmaceuticals piqued her interest in cystic fibrosis research and the Dartmouth Lung Biology Center.

When asked why she chose the MCB program here at Dartmouth, Kowalski replied, “Many researchers spoke highly of the MCB program not only for the science, but also for the excellent mentoring. Coming directly from a small liberal arts college, mentorship was high on my priority list. I knew that the atmosphere at Dartmouth and the amazing work being done would be a perfect fit for me.”

The Graduate Forum welcomes Kowalski and wishes her the best of luck!

by Janice Galejs

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