Congratulations to EWU McNair Alumna Christina Ramelow! Christina has been accepted into the Interdisciplinary PhD program at Vanderbilt University, the Molecular Biosciences PhD program at Montana State University, and the Cellular and Molecular Pathology PhD program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison! This is in addition to prior acceptances at 7 other PhD programs. She is currently a master's candidate at EWU focusing on the neuroprotective mechanism of an isoprenol known as farnesol on the animal model of multiple sclerosis. She is particularly interested in understanding neuro-immune and neuroinflammatory processes, elucidating the cellular and molecular pathways that govern disease and designing novel treatments for neuropathologies.
Christina graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2018 with a degree in Biology/Biotechnology. As a Masters in Biology student, Christina has worked as a graduate student assistant in the EWU McNair office, a research fellow, and a teaching assistant. Christina is invested in mentoring and supporting underrepresented students in higher education and STEM fields and participates in groups and events to encourage inclusiveness in students and faculty. To prepare for graduate school Christina completed two summers of research internships as well as presented her research at several conferences. To read more about Christina and her research, check out her page on the EWU McNair website.
We are so proud to see all of Christina's hard work paying off and excited for her next steps towards attaining a PhD!