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Letter to 2017 Texas 4000 Riders

Hello, My name is Gabby. I wanted to start off this letter first by saying thank you for your support and your dedication toward fighting cancer. The Texas 4000 program is a big part of what makes research experiences like

Posted in 2017, cancer, texas4000

Cancer Research Update

As the summer dwindles down, we can reflect on the progress that has been made throughout the summer. Not only have we developed lasting friendships, improved our scientific communication skills, and explored Austin, but we have conducted seven weeks of

Posted in 2017, cancer, reflections

Importance of a Cancer Community

Undoubtedly, the most important part of any community is a sense of togetherness. In the case of a cancer research community, the thing that binds us all together is that we have the same goal: to help people affected by

Posted in 2017, cancer

Letter to Texas 4000 Rider: Basil Hariri

Dear Basil, My name is Elana, and I am also the child of Lebanese immigrants, so I truly relate to the feeling that all my accomplishments are only made possible by my parents’ sacrifices. Growing up, I always felt that

Posted in 2017, cancer, research, texas4000

The Emperor of All Maladies

I will be the first to admit that when Dr. Suggs told us we had to read a 472-page book, I was not exactly excited. Honestly, I was dreading it.  It was another task on top of all the research

Posted in 2017, cancer, learning

Research Dedications

Through our stay here at UT Austin, each Friday before going to work on our individual Labs, we dedicate the week to something. This in order to motivate us to continue working to a cure and better understanding of cancer.

Posted in 2017, austin, cancer, research

What Starts Here Changes The World

This summer we were fortunate to be able visit the Dell Medical School, which opened this year and is welcoming their first 50 students. However, there are still a few buildings under construction, and other administrative things that are yet

Posted in 2016, cancer, research, texas4000, ut austin

Finding a Cure for Cancer Together

I cannot believe it is week 8. I have grown tremendously from nearly starting at the beginning of cell culturing.  I knew that researchers worked as a team, though they still had their individual projects. There are constant communication and

Posted in 2016, cancer, reflections, research

Letter to Texas 4000 Rider: Geena May

Dear Geena, As I read your profile on the Texas 4000 page, I found you to be very relatable. I never lived outside of Oregon until I decided to go to Ohio State to study Biological Engineering, but it didn’t

Posted in 2016, cancer, texas4000

Research Updates!

It is crazy to think we are on week 7 out of our 10 weeks here at the UT Austin BME department! Research is a notoriously slow process, but many of us REU students are finally starting to get some

Posted in 2016, cancer, research