Christine Nguyen

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Christine Nguyen

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2016-2017

Biography

Christine is a third-year student at the University of Central Florida majoring in biomedical sciences with minors in chemistry and sociology. She has a strong interest in medicine and aspires to become physician. She is a member of UCF’S Multicultural Association of Pre-Health Students and previously served as the Volunteer Director.

Christine has been heavily engaged research throughout high school and college. As a senior in high school, she spent half of a year in the Biological Sciences Department at the George Washington University, studying the role of endosymbionts in the immune function of Drosophila flies. Throughout college, she has continued to develop her skills at a researcher, studying neural tube defects at the Center for Neuroscience Research at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC and mitophagy and cell death at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences at UCF. At UCF, she worked with a local non-profit to found Charisma Crayons, an organization that provides tutoring and mentoring to homeless kids in downtown Orlando, and she previously served as Fundraising Director for She’s the First, a club that sponsors girls’ education in third world countries.

Faculty Mentor

Antonis Zervos, Ph.D.

Undergraduate Major

Biomedical Sciences

Future Plans

MD

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Christine Nguyen

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