Sanam is a rising senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying Environmental Health Sciences in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. As a research fellow at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in the Epigenetics and Stem Cell Biology Laboratory, she studies regulators of stem cell homeostasis. As a SRF Summer Scholar, she worked to develop novel stem cell based therapies for cancer under the direction of Dr. Khalid Shah in the Center for Stem Cell Therapeutics and Imaging at Harvard Medical School.
Martina Velichkovska is a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major at the University of Miami, where she has worked in Dr. Michal Toborek's lab since her freshman year. For her independent project, she is studying the molecular pathways of HIV-dependent aging of NPCs with a focus on mitochondrial dysfunction. Here at the SRF Research Center, she worked with the MitoSENS team.