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Tesia
Bobrowski

Cohort 5

Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC

Major: Quantitative Biology, with minors in Chemistry and Spanish for the Medical Professions

Research Interest: Virology



Guidance and support from the program coordinators has been the most influential element of CSS affecting my career path.




WHAT DREW YOU TO THE CSS PROGRAM?

It is a program designed to better the lives of students obtaining STEM degrees, but also to better STEM fields as a whole.


WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE CSS EXPERIENCE SO FAR?

As grueling as Summer EXCELerator was, I really enjoyed the opportunity to meet and bond with other people who are very passionate about science.


HOW HAS CSS SHAPED YOUR CAREER GOALS?

Guidance and support from the program coordinators has been the most influential element of CSS affecting my career path. Without them, I would be much more confused on where to go and how to get there.


WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY RESEARCH INTEREST?

I am primarily interested in virology, the study of viruses. I have done research previously in the Laboratory for Molecular Modeling, where I worked to computationally identify drugs that could be repurposed to combat viral infections. Currently, I work in the Lazear Lab, where I study aspects of innate immunity relevant to Zika virus infection at the maternal-fetal interface.


AWARDS AND HONORS

  • CSS Distinguished Scholar Award
  • 2019 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) Poster Presentation Award, Computational and Systems Biology



Research Publications