Justin is pursuing a major in biomedical sciences and a minor in music. He has worked in a molecular microbiology lab focusing on the intraerythrocytic life cycle of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. He is currently in the process of completing an undergraduate thesis involving the specific inhibitory effects of a compound with novel mechanism of action on P. falciparum. In addition to his research, Justin is also the Lead Tutor for the Student Academic Resource Center here at UCF tutoring Statistical Methods I. Justin also enjoys playing the saxophone with one of UCF’s many bands throughout the year. Upon graduation, Justin hopes to attend medical school (M.D. or M.D./Ph.D.) and potentially complete a graduate degree simultaneously. He hopes to one day become a physician-scientist and continue infectious disease research as well as teaching.
Debopam Chakrabarti, Ph.D. Professor & Head Molecular Microbiology Division Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences College of Medicine, UCF
Biomedical Sciences, Pre-professional concentration
Upon completion of medical school / residency / graduate school, Justin would like to work as a physician-scientist conducting meaningful research in the area of infectious disease as well as treating patients.
Infectious Disease, Molecular Microbiology, Parasitology General: Life Sciences, Health Sciences
Shaw, Justin, "Justin Shaw" (2019). UCF Research and Mentoring Program Scholars. 105.