Updated: Nov 5, 2020
My name is Sherese Brown, and I am from Kingston, Jamaica. Whileat Howard University, I majored in Biology, and minored in Chemistry with the intention of becoming a dentist. As I
progressed with my coursework, I began to appreciate the field of Biology as more than a
stepping stone to dentistry. I wanted to dive deeper into the field, and that led me on the path of scientific research. Working in the Thompson Lab taught me a lot about my research
interests and what research entailed. I worked closely with Joseph, Mohammed, and Jalisa
who taught me how to perform many of the common microbiology and molecular biology lab procedures, such as plasmid isolation, gel electrophoresis, and PCR. In the lab I was able to see the ups and downs of conducting an experiment, as well as the patience and resilience that it required. As an intern, I was given a lot of responsibility, but also freedom to learn, make mistakes, and hone my lab skills. I enjoyed my time in the Thompson Lab because it was a comfortable environment that was centered around teaching.
I am currently an incoming first-year dental student of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.