Cal Lutheran Stories

An inside look from our students and alumni

Category: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Amy Lai ’17

Amy Lai

The first thing I tell any pre-med student I meet is to discover if this is really the field you want to pursue by working in clinics or the hospital because I always say, “How can you know that you want to be a doctor if you have yet to experience what it’s like to be a doctor?”

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Undergraduate

Tristen Burt ’15

Tristen Burt

My research was focused on identifying mutations in common canine cancers and examining how they relate to human cancers.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Sam Theis ’14

Sam Theis at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

I’m an OMS-I at LECOM pursuing a degree in Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.). I am also funding my education through a military scholarship as a Second Lieutenant in the US Air Force (which I highly recommend to any aspiring docs, by the way).

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Brittany Smolarski ’16

Brittany Smolarski in the lab

The Swenson Summer Research Fellowship has provided me with the opportunity to not only expand my organic chemistry knowledge, but to also delve into the world of scientific discovery and grow as a student, researcher, and a person.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Michael Mayers ’14

Michael Mayers hiking in Nevada

I’m in my first years of PhD studies in Biochemistry at The Scripps Research Institute. I’m studying the microbiome, which is just a fancy word to describe the bacteria that live in a person’s gut.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology