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Who am I?

Hi! I’m Anna

I’m a student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan! I’m studying biophysics, with minors in music and math which provide some nice variety in my daily schedule! I enjoy nature, hiking with my dog, Rex, playing tennis and softball, and cooking yummy food 🙂

In this blog, I’ll be describing some of my research about cancer and the mechanisms by which it develops and spreads. Cancer is a very important issue to me, and I plan on dedicating my career to better understanding its progression in the hopes of one day finding effective therapies. The quotes below describe my thoughts about research and I feel very lucky that I’m able to explore my curiosities in the lab!

“Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.”

— Zora Hurston

“Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.”

— Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

And my favorite …

“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.”

— Albert Einstein

This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more science content! Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.

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