Hello! My name is Cassandra Myers, and I am currently a junior at the University of Arizona studying pharmaceutical science with a minor in biochemistry. I am part of the Cherrington lab, where we study liver disease, specifically non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and how it affects people’s ability to metabolize and eliminate drugs. Currently, I am helping with our bariatric study by performing the genotyping for each of our patients. I isolate the DNA from the blood samples of our patients and search for polymorphisms in specific genes that may have given them NASH. I have deeply enjoyed being able to be a part of the Cherrington lab and learn more about pharmacology and toxicology. In my free time, I have become more involved with the Society of Toxicology and have joined their ToxMSDT program, where I will get the opportunity to learn more about toxicology from professionals in the field. Additionally, I am a part of the University of Arizona’s Black Girls Fitness Club (Bfit), where we encourage a safe space for black women to work out. Outside of these activities, I enjoy hiking, yoga, gardening, and exploring Tucson.
The music in this episode comes from Crowander, the track is called “Your Eyes”
This episode of Thesis Thursdays was hosted, recorded and produced by Bridgitte Thum.
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