Georgia Tech Student's Accomplishments After Completing Certificate Program

Maryam Doroudi, PhD, is a recent PhD graduate from the School of Biology at Georgia Institute of Technology. After receiving her Certificate in Translational Research from the ACTSI and Emory University’s Laney Graduate School, she was selected for a prestigious three-year post-doctoral fellowship from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The fellowship also includes one year to finish a Master of Public Health at Johns Hopkins.

The ACTSI’s Certificate Program in Translational Research was introduced to her by her mentor, Dr. Barbara Boyan. “This program made a huge difference in getting me to where I am today and in fueling my passion to continue down this path,” said Doroudi. She highly recommends that other biology and biomedical engineering students at Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Georgia Tech take full advantage of this program and “hopes that PIs allow their students to take the quick trip to Emory in order to take the certificate courses.”

Prior to accepting the position at NCI, Doroudi was gaining experience in Dr. Vin Tangpricha’s (ACTSI investigator) lab at Emory Hospital, investigating the role of vitamin D for enhancing the immune system in cystic fibrosis patients.