Angela Olvera, Undergraduate student, Biomedical Engineering
Analyzes mitochondrial stress
• What is your area of research or scholarship? My work has contributed to the understanding of how tissue-specific mitochondrial stress can change whole body metabolism and prevent obesity and diabetes
• In simple terms, why does this research matter? Diabetes affects 1 in 11 people in the United States. The work I do aims to understand the mechanisms that lead to diabetes in order to better understand the disease as a whole and ultimately work to prevent its onset.
• What is your degree program and expected graduate date? I will be graduating in May of 2018 with a BSE in Biomedical Engineering
• Hometown: Moline, Illinois
• Faculty mentor/advisor: Dr. Dale Abel
• What are your career goals? I will be pursuing a combined MD/Ph.D. degree with the hopes to continue to work on translational researcher.
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