Mina Alabdali

Hi! My name is Mina, and I’m a second year pre-medical undergraduate student majoring in Cellular and Molecular Biology. My ultimate passion is to be a successful physician. I am very grateful for the opportunity to be able to gain a hands on experience in my field and gain a deeper understanding of the scientific knowledge. Working with an active research group will give me the chance to fully participate at the university and engage in the practice of my field. When I’m not in the lab I enjoy going to the beach and taking pictures of the marvelous places around me. I am looking forward to experience my first time research laboratory outside of the classroom.

Ryan Badertscher

My name is Ryan Badertscher and I am a 4th year student majoring in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in Bioengineering. I joined Dr. Sussman’s Lab in Spring 2016 in order to research the fascinating healing potential of stem cells. I most look forward to being a part of a team researching a concept that could change the way we fight disease. I am extremely eager and grateful for this opportunity and I am excited to apply this experience toward any future education or career.

Camille Joy Bermudez

Hi. My name is Camille Joy Bermudez, a third-year Microbiology student here at SDSU. After hearing about Dr. Sussman’s lab from a colleague, I immediately knew I had to become a part of this team. I am a pre-med student who’s greatly interested in the inner workings of the human cardiovascular system. I’m familiar with diseases concerning the heart as evident from my family history. My grandfather died from a myocardial infarction caused by a congestive heart failure, while a cousin of mine had to endure multiple surgeries to fix her CCTGA. I’ve seen and felt the effects brought upon by common and rare heart problems, which is why I want to gain a deeper understanding of the cardiovascular system. This lab has provided me with an opportunity to further my knowledge in this specialty and I hope to learn more from the mentors in the near future.

Dina Essam

I am an international student came from Dubai, but originally from Iraq, and a sophomore majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology at SDSU. I very excited of being part of Dr. Sussman’s lab, I joined the lab in the spring of 2016 to have a research experience, since I am a pre-med student and volunteering will give the chance to be involved in researches that will benefit my future goals and career. I became more interested about this lab as it deals with heart based researches that is very important organ in our body system and has effects among other body functions that any pre-medical student should be aware of. Lastly, I hope the experience that I will gain from this lab be a beneficial part of my other future researches that I will be in and especially when I become a physician.

Natalie Navarrete

My name is Natalie Navarrete, third year at SDSU. I was looking for an opportunity to expand my experience in a laboratory environment and working as a volunteer in Dr. Sussman’s team made that possible. I expect to develop many skills working along side graduate students who are pursuing a similar path as me.

Kristine Nguyen

I joined the Sussman lab in the summer of 2014, and I am currently an undergrad majoring in biology. I am volunteering to find out more aboutresearch opportunities that are available. I have learned lots of fundamental skills in the lab and am slowly building more experience eachday. I have been enjoying the environment and working with everyone in the lab, everyone brings new knowledge and is extremely helpful. Other thanworking as a volunteer, I enjoy playing video games, sewing, and going to various conventions!

Roberto Sacripanti

My name is Roberto Sacripanti, and I am a sophomore student majoring in Biology. I am a pre-medical student and my ultimate goal is to get my PhD. In Spring 2016, I joined Dr. Sussman’s Lab in order to gain the research experience that can help me in my future career. I am thrilled to be part of this group and I look forward to expand my horizon!