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coleman
February 6, 2024

What inspired you to pursue a career in the biological sciences?

I was inspired to pursue a career in the biological sciences because I found an amazing mentor at UCI and I want to make advancements…

nicholas
February 6, 2024

What inspired you to pursue a career in the biological sciences?

Honestly I didn’t know much about a career in the Biological Sciences when I was in high school. I was very interested in forensic science…

Hood
February 1, 2024

What inspired you to pursue a career in the biological sciences?

Since I was a kid, I have always been interested in learning about the animals that we share this planet with! My passion started with…

Rodriguez
February 1, 2024

What inspired you to pursue a career in the biological sciences?

A defining moment for me as an undergraduate was when I presented a poster about Alzheimer’s disease (AD) at a local symposium. Truthfully, I barely…

wiggins
February 1, 2024

What inspired you to pursue a career in the biological sciences?

I choose to pursue a career in the biological sciences due to the challenges my family and community faced, particularly in terms of limited access…

McKnight
February 1, 2024

What inspired you to pursue a career in the biological sciences?

I was inspired to pursue a career in the biological sciences after a childhood fascination with medicine, especially neurosurgery and then a collegiate opportunity to…

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July 1, 2023

The professor of neurology at the University of California, Irvine, talked about social determinants of health in Alzheimer disease and the importance of having diverse populations in clinical trials.

cnlm
June 1, 2023

More than 650,000 people aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s disease in California. This number is projected to more than double by the year 2040. Hispanic/Latine and Black communities will see a disproportionate…

Shannon Vartanian
March 14, 2023

1. Why did you choose to attend UCI?
As a transfer student from community college, I chose to attend UCI for its geographic location and community. When I took tours at the UC campuses before deciding…

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