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My Story: My interest in biomedical research started in high school when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was quite naive, thinking that I could possibly come up with a "cure" for her disease. I became very much involved in her situation, trying to learn everything I could about cancer, in particular about cell motility and metastasis. This sudden but intense interest in science spurred me to major in Biology and Chemistry at Hunter College. Right away I sought out labs that were willing to give me an opportunity to do scientific research. Throughout the four years of college I continually...