Biomed society hosts independent study presentations
Published: Monday, May 7, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 12:07
The connections that Kharonov have made between ferns and human cancers give them a very good model to study cancer mutations in plants. “It’s also important to note that it’s cheap to conduct this type of research where you don’t have to use lab rats, huge facilities, or getting special technicians, and since plants are eukaryotes like us, we are able to see the changes take place,” said Kharonov.
After the presentations concluded, Baruch senior and President of the Bio-Med Society, Adam Alifarag, explained that the four members who presented their research intend to go on to medical school after their time at Baruch. He encourages all students that aspire to work in the health industry or research program to consider doing an independent study with a professor prior to graduation.
“I say this because many of the competitive programs student apply to after graduation require some type of research background,” said Alifarag. “Doing an independent study here at Baruch is great because the student teacher ratio is small and it gives students the opportunity to work with Professors that have years of experience in their respective fields. Best part is, you can choose with whom you want to work with.”