David Yamaguchi '15


Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Hometown: Erie, Colorado

My fellowship experience:
The most valuable part of this experience was being able to fully immerse myself into primary research.  Even though I have had laboratory classes before, the research lab offered a completely different feel from the classes that some may find more or less pleasing depending on personal preferences.  I found the environment to be incredibly supportive and conducive to furthering understanding of biochemical functions. Before this fellowship, I was looking roughly at becoming involved in the medical or research fields.  Now, I understand that I am better suited to the research aspect of the medical field and will pursue a career in medical science.

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David Yamaguchi '15

Fellowship Overview

Fellowship Name 
Dimensions Fellow in Research

University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Aims of the Fellowship
I am to help discover and understand the specific trafficking signal and pathway of HCN1 in the photoreceptor cells of frogs.

Faculty Sponsor
Barbara Christie-Pope, Biology