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Iradukunda
Gilbert

Cohort 9

Hometown: Durham, NC

Major: Biology

Research Interest: Natural lipid membranes and drug delivery systems



I would like to explore how to utilize the characteristics of natural lipid membranes in designing delivery systems for drugs and genetic material.




WHY did you decide to join the CSS Program and come to Carolina?

I decided to join the CSS program because of the research opportunities offered, flexibility for students to explore other areas of study, and extensive interdisciplinary collaboration.


WHAT are you most looking forward to doing during your undergraduate years?

I’m most excited about exploring research opportunities and coursework to see what specifically interests me while building a strong foundation in fundamentals.


what is a research topic you are interested in exploring?

As an undergraduate, I intend to pursue research in membrane properties. Specifically, I would like to explore how to utilize the characteristics of natural lipid membranes in designing delivery systems for drugs and genetic material.


WHAT are your future goals?

My future goal is to become a biophysicist.