Sara Fossum successfully completes her graduate training
Sara Fossum, a graduate student in the laboratory of Ann Harris, PhD, successfully defended her thesis, and presented her public defense on August 26, 2016. She is the 21st student to graduate from the laboratory.
After completing an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Notre Dame, Sara entered the Northwestern University Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), which prepares students for exciting and rewarding careers combining biomedical investigation and the practice of medicine. Sara joined the Harris laboratory in 2012, where she focused on the Ets homologous factor (EHF) and its involvement in lung function.
While in the Harris laboratory, Sara was awarded a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, received the Junior Investigator Basic Science Semi-Finalist award at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, was part of the Cellular and Molecular Basis of Disease Training Program at Northwestern University, and won the Heller Award for Excellence in the Pre-Clinical Curriculum from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Sara plans to return to medical school to finish her third and fourth years.