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Edgar
Faison

Cohort 2

Hometown: Lusby, MD

Major: Chemistry and Biology, with a minor in Physics

Research Interest: Protein structural biology



CSS made me more receptive to differing backgrounds and strengths, while realizing the worth of my own.




GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL:

UNC-Chapel Hill (PhD, Biophysics)


WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE GOALS?

I’d like to pursue a post-doc, and then who knows?


WHAT DREW YOU TO THE CSS PROGRAM?

The camaraderie. I still consider many of my cohort members to be family.


WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE CSS EXPERIENCE OR MEMORY?

My favorite CSS experiences were helping with the finalist interview weekends and serving as an RPA (Residential Program Advisor) for the CSS 6 Summer EXCELerator program.


HOW HAS CSS SHAPED YOUR CAREER GOALS?

It exposed me to research and the graduate school experience. It made me more receptive to differing backgrounds and strengths, while realizing the worth of my own.


WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY RESEARCH INTEREST?

Protein Structural Biology and Biophysical Characterization with Dr. Nikolay Dokholyan


AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • 2017 ASBMB Marion B. Sewer Distinguished Scholarship

Research Publications