Admissions is underway for the Fall 2012 class. The CMB Program interviewed the strongest applicants on January 27, February 10, and February 17. It was great to see the large turn out at the receptions. Applicants have until April 15 to make their decisions, so don’t be surprised if any of them contact you for more information.
Born and raised in the capital city of Ghana, Accra, my curiosity finally led me to science where I could ask the questions 'why, where, how and what' on a daily basis and follow the path to the probable answers. This quest earned me a Bachelor of Science (2003) as well as a Master of Philosophy (2011) degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ghana. During my training for my Master's degree, I had the wonderful opportunity to do my thesis project here at UVM in the then Shukla/Mossman lab. Cell signaling and cancer biology are part of my central focus in the Shukla lab. I am currently studying the tumorigenesis of malignant mesothelioma and the role inflammation (specifically inflammatory cascades) plays in this fatal cancer. When I am not in the lab, I like to explore Vermont and the surrounding areas with my friends. Joyce Kathleen Thompson