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Biomedical Sciences PhD program student named to summer fellowship

Jesica James, a student in the Biomedical Sciences PhD Program at Penn State College of Medicine, has been named as a Gina M. Finzi Fellow by the Lupus Federation of America.

The Finzi Fellowship is a competitive summer program that seeks to cultivate an interest in lupus research among young scientists.

James is just completing her second year as a Biomedical Sciences graduate student and is pursuing research with Dr. Laura Carrel. Her project is titled “Assessing inactive X chromosome expression of lupus candidate genes.”

The Penn State Biomedical Sciences (BMS) PhD Program, with its options in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Translational Therapeutics, and Virology and Immunology, is a nationally and internationally recognized interdisciplinary graduate program that provides students curricular and research training with a unique focus on human health and disease.

Learn more about the Biomedical Sciences PhD Program.

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