Hello everyone! My name is Sami Muslmani and I am a rising Junior at the University of Arizona. I am double majoring in Biochemistry and Neuroscience and Cognitive Science with a minor is Spanish. I have worked in Dr. Marvin Slepian’s Cardiology lab for roughly 2 and a half years now since high school, where we explore three main areas: 1. the role of cell-matrix interactions in vascular disease, 2. basic aspects of cell-material interactions and 3. the impact of physical forces (notably shear and sound) on platelet activation. This summer, we have started a new project to identify the role of water channels within platelets and the resulting effect of shear stress and low sodium conditions on platelet function. Moving forward, I hope to become a physician and provide clinical aid to impoverished areas across the globe. Beyond academics, I enjoy staying active at the Rec center, watching movies, trying new food spots around Tucson, and traveling to new cities with friends.
Music for this web version of Thesis Thursday is provided by Crowander. The track is called “Your Eyes”
This episode of Thesis Thursday was hosted and produced by Bridgitte Thum.