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Najla
Ward-Conyers

Cohort 6

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Major: Biology, with minors in Chemistry and Medical Anthropology

Research Interest: Antibiotic resistance



My favorite experience with CSS has been living with my cohort my first year, and then being able to be the Resident Advisor for the CSS 8!!




WHAT DREW YOU TO THE CSS PROGRAM?

The cohort system really drew me to CSS because I wanted a close relationship with like-minded scholars.


WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE CSS EXPERIENCE SO FAR?

My favorite experience with CSS has been living with my cohort my first year, and then being able to be the Resident Advisor for the newest cohort this year!


HOW HAS CSS SHAPED YOUR CAREER GOALS?

My experience with CSS has allowed me to explore many areas of science and especially research. It has especially brought me closer to mentoring and service in science. The mentoring that CSS provides has guided me to looking deeper into more career paths.


WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY RESEARCH INTEREST?

My primary area of research is reactive chlorine resistance E.coli. My current lab is the Neher Lab, and my current project is on antibiotic resistance.