My name is Kristina Sin, and I’m currently a junior at the University of Arizona, majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology, as well as Biochemistry, and minoring in Government and Public Policy. My main career aspiration is to become a physician scientist, with the intention to pursue an MD-PhD after graduation. Currently, I’m preparing to take my MCATs next year, while balancing independent research at the Churko Lab, located at the Sarver Heart Center. The Churko Lab studies cardiovascular diseases and development using human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). My research primarily focuses on how embryonic development can be recapitulated to direct the differentiation of stem cells towards specific cardiac cell fates. Outside of school, I enjoy exploring Tucson, especially its vibrant food scene, and swimming at the rec!