See also our related blog for the Pediatric Preclinical Testing Initiative.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Welcoming Summer Student, Olivia

"My interest in pediatric oncology began with my father, Dr. Michael Recht, who is an incredibly passionate pediatric oncologist at Oregon Health Science University. I have spent all my life listening to him talk about these various forms of cancers and have been intrigued by the science behind them. I hope to further my understanding of cancer throughout my undergraduate years at Smith College, where I am majoring in biology. I aspire to work in the medical field someday, although not yet sure where my career is taking me."
"I want to work in the OHSU Keller Lab for the summer because I am incredibly interested in the science behind cancer and tumors and want to learn about them as much as I can before returning to school in the fall. This project has a special interest for me because my dog, Sy, is one of the canine osteosarcoma subjects being researched. It will be very interesting to work in in close proximity to the research knowing my dog may someday benefit from the outcomes. Although my knowledge in the field of medical research is still expanding, I am a determined and willing student eager to learn as fast as someone will teach me. I have learned a few lab techniques, such as: microscopy, centrifugation and running gels for DNA analysis that will contribute to furthering the research. I also bring a positive attitude, I am very positive person and can contribute a lot to the team."

Olivia is a Faith Fulmer Foundation Summer intern for osteosarcoma research.