Alessandra Garcia

Alessandra Garcia is a senior studying Bioengineering. This summer she is conducting research on Ewing Sarcoma, a type of cancer that affects young adults and kids, at the University of Michigan under Dr. Beth Lawlor. Her research is investigating how a certain gene contributes to activating cell pathways that make the cancer cells more aggressive. She was inspired to learn that even PhD students stumble occasionally from the “Wall of Shame”, where everyone puts their results from when they made a “silly” mistake.