Science Leader Prima Sharuka '14



High School: Classical Magnet School, Hartford, Conn.

Connecticut College Major: Cellular and Molecular Biology  Minor: Gender and Women’s Studies

Internship
2012 - Saint Francis Care Clinic, Bloomfield, Conn.

Academic Year Science-Related Activities
2011-2013- Laboratory assistant, chemistry department, Vicki Fontneau

Research
Since 2012:  Molecular Biology, Professor Anne Bernhard, "The effect of the BP oil spill on the ability of ammonia oxidizing archaea to oxidize ammonia in Louisiana salt marshes"

Posters
"The effect of oil spills on ammonia oxidizing archaea in salt marshes"

Other Major Accomplishments
Since 2006, teacher's assistant at Islamic Learning Center, Windsor, Conn.

Future Plans
Go to medical school and become a physician. My ultimate goal is to open a private clinic in Bangladesh to treat, for free, low-income individuals suffering from various environmental health affects such as arsenic poisoning, which is a major problem in Bangladesh.

Contact Information: 

Mily Muniz Torres
mmunizto@conncoll.edu

Office of Admission
860-439-2200