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Austin Voydanoff

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Email:k11av01@kzoo.edu
Hometown: Lake Orion, MI
Majors:
Biology and Chemistry
Study Abroad:
Environment and Ecology – Quito, Ecuador
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:
Mint Chocolate Chip
Best Adjective to Describe You:
Inquisitive


In 10 words or less, why should a student want to be involved in this department?
Because it combines biology and chemistry and is super fun.

What initially drew you to this department?  What keeps you coming back?
Originally an interest in cell biology and medicine, and the professors.

What’s your biggest piece of advice to first years and sophomores in this department?
Talk to your professors early and often, relationships with them will be immensely helpful later.

How does your department connect to your other interests and activities?
I’m very interested in medicine, and this department is perfect for anyone interested in learning the science behind medicine, and it opens many doors for your future.

What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned at K?
Sleep is overrated.

What has been your favorite class at K?  Why?
Culture of Health and Disease in the Hispanic Community.  I was able to apply several areas of study (Spanish and medicine) that interest me, and make an impact in the community.

What is your SIP?
Targeted agent evaluation in
medulloblastoma patient cells for correlation with genomic profiling predictions

What are your career aspirations/next steps after K?
I’m currently applying to medical school, and hope to start the fall of 2015.

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