Michael Dieffenbach

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Michael Dieffenbach

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2016-2017

Biography

Michael Dieffenbach is a junior in the College of Medicine at the University of Central Florida. He is studying biomedical sciences and hopes to earn an MD/PhD in order to pursue a career in medical research. His research interests include genetics, cancer, microbiology, and drug development. Currently, Michael is performing research in a genetics lab at UCF. There, he is investigating the genetics behind the cellular transport of chemicals called polyamines in order to develop more effective cancer medications. Michael’s undergraduate honors thesis involves developing a more effective assay to screen genes for their involvement in polyamine transport.

Undergraduate Major

Biomedical Sciences

Future Plans

MD/Ph.D.

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

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