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Harrison
Jacobs

Cohort 5

Hometown: Bethesda, MD

Major: Biochemistry, with a minor in English

Research Interest: Interactions in the gut microbiome



My favorite experience with CSS to date has been the robust mentorship that has ensued through cross-cohort mingling. I’ve mentored and been mentored by dozens of CSS students.




WHAT DREW YOU TO THE CSS PROGRAM?

CSS offered the chance to learn from other highly-motivated students who come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring with them a multitude of interests, both inside and outside the sciences. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have access to a large research institution while at the same time being a part of such a community.


WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE CSS EXPERIENCE SO FAR?

My favorite experience with CSS to date has been the robust mentorship that has ensued through cross-cohort mingling. I’ve mentored and been mentored by dozens of CSS students, who share their paths to navigating the broad field of science and each of its many avenues.


HOW HAS CSS SHAPED YOUR CAREER GOALS?

CSS has reinforced in me the notion of striving for the best in whatever you so choose, while at the same time remembering and respecting where you came from. With the help of our coordinators, I have developed a methodical mindset towards achieving my goals in health, research, and education. I have become more confident in my abilities by preparing in a structural and professional manner, while still having room for creativity of thought.


WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY RESEARCH INTEREST?

I work with the Redinbo Group at UNC, which studies interactions in the gut microbiome.


AWARDS AND HONORS

  • CSS Distinguished Scholar Award
  • Carolina Research Scholar
  • MacDonald Community Service Scholar
  • MacDonald Community Fellowship recipient



Research Publications