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Dalal
Azzam

Cohort 6

Hometown: Cary, NC

Major: Biochemistry and Neuroscience, with a minor in Arabic

Research Interest: Chemical biology; medicinal chemistry



In CSS, I am constantly encouraged and inspired to pursue countless opportunities and I always feel supported.




WHAT DREW YOU TO THE CSS PROGRAM?

What drew me most to the CSS program was the strong community connecting peers, cohorts, and administrators. In CSS, I am constantly encouraged and inspired to pursue countless opportunities and I always feel supported.


WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE CSS EXPERIENCE SO FAR?

My favorite CSS experience has been the countless opportunities I have had to connect with faculty and staff on campus!


HOW HAS CSS SHAPED YOUR CAREER GOALS?

As a part of the CSS program, I am constantly encouraged to pursue opportunities. These opportunities have allowed me to apply my knowledge, solve real-world problems, and gain valuable experience in research.


WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY RESEARCH INTEREST?

I conduct biochemistry research with the McGinty Lab. In my research, I explore the protein-protein interactions between the human nucleosome and a nuclear kinase found to be up-regulated in certain types of cancer. My primary area of research interest lies in Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry.


AWARDS AND HONORS

  • CSS Distinguished Scholar Award
  • Horatio Alger State Scholar