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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

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

Letter to Texas 4000 Rider Thomas Chavez

Dear Thomas, I found you relatable as we both came out of El Paso, Texas. As I kept reading your profile I enjoyed your type of personality. The way you are up and about with all the things around is

Posted in 2017, texas4000

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

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

Letter to Texas4000 Rider: Matthew Schneider

Dear Matthew, Hey Matthew, my name is Dylan Beam and I just finished my first year studying Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University. I am in complete awe of what you guys are all accomplishing this summer. I am

Posted in 2016, cancer, texas4000

Engaging the Fight Against Cancer with Texas 4000

“Cancer begins and ends with people. In the midst of scientific abstraction, it is sometimes possible to forget this one basic fact.” –June Goodfield. Before this summer, I viewed the fight against cancer solely as a scientific race to find

Posted in 2016, cancer, reflections, research, texas4000

Cancer Research Dedications

Every week at our group meeting, we go around and volunteer “dedications” stating who we are dedicating this week of work to and offering a thank you to the people that made it possible. These dedications range from deeply emotional

Posted in 2016, cancer, reflections, research, texas4000

Letter to Texas 4000 Rider: Jacob Lozano

Dear Jacob, Hello, my name is Daniel Chavarria. I am a current student at the University of Texas at El Paso but I’m spending my summer at UT Austin as part of the BME CUReS Cancer REU. Coming into the

Posted in 2016, cancer, research, texas4000

Letter to Texas 4000 Rider: Alexander Zwaan

Dear Alexander, Hello. My name is Sean Thomas, and I am part of the BME CUReS Cancer REU at UT this summer. My research is on lipid membranes, which are similar to cells, except that they don’t have organelles or

Posted in 2015, austin, fun, texas4000, ut austin