Tina Pontarelli '09


Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Spanish
Hometown: Iowa City, IA

My fellowship experience
"Although I have always had an interest in practicing medicine, this is my first (although maybe not my last) inclination toward one specific specialty. This has provided me with some peace of mind as I begin to get ready for medical school and the next phase of my life."

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Tina Pontarelli '09

Fellowship Overview

Fellowship Name
Russell Fellow in Bioscience

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Aims of the Fellowship
This summer I served as a project intern in a lab at Baylor College of Medicine's Molecular and Human Genetics department. My immediate supervisor was Dr. Marwan Shinawi, a practicing MD pediatrician who worked in Dr. Beaudet's lab.  Dr. Shinawi has many projects underway and I was able to participate in more than one of these.

Faculty Sponsor
Craig Tepper, Biology