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Graduate Student Spotlight: Diedra Shorty, Chemistry

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 (All day)

New Video Features Chemical Biology Grad Student Diedra Shorty



UC Davis Chemistry graduate student and NIH-funded trainee of the Chemical Biology program Diedra Shorty talks about how she became a scientist and what attracted her to the field of Chemistry, even though it was her worst subject in high school.

Diedra does cancer research in the lab of Dr. Kit Lam at the UC Davis Medical Center located in Sacramento. Diedra is from Atlanta, Georgia and did her undergraduate studies at Clayton State University.

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