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Dain Ruiz, UNC '24

Dain
Ruiz

Cohort 8

Hometown: Cary, NC

Major: Biology

Research Interest: Orphan diseases



I enjoyed Summer EXCELerator the most and getting to know each of my cohort members better.




WHAT DREW YOU TO THE CSS PROGRAM?

I was really drawn to the connections I would be able to get from labs, students, and faculty.


WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE CSS EXPERIENCE SO FAR?

I enjoyed Summer EXCELerator the most and getting to know each of my cohort members better.


HOW HAS CSS SHAPED YOUR CAREER GOALS?

It has strengthened my goals of receiving a PhD and becoming a researcher.


WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY RESEARCH INTEREST?

My primary interest is orphan disease research. I currently work at Enzerna Biosciences Inc., where I help develop therapeutics for nucleotide expansion disorders.