Sneha Anmalsetty, a 2021 Penn State graduate majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and minoring in Bioethics and Medical Humanities (BMH), received a post-baccalaureate research fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. During her fellowship, she will study epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in cancer development and progression.
“Without the influence of my bioethics courses, I don't think I would have begun to think about science in the context of law and ethics,” Anmalsetty said. “This perspective and the application of ethical theories are particularly relevant and necessary in both medical settings and the practice compassion.”
“Having had Ms. Anmalsetty in multiple bioethics classes and as a mentee, I am truly excited for her and for the lab in which she will be working,” said Michele Mekel, interim director of the Penn State Bioethics Program. “She is a truly gifted student and researcher with a heart and mind for integrating bioethics into both laboratory and medical practice.”
Ms. Anmalsetty joins the ranks of Penn State BMH minors who have received similar fellowships through the National Institutes of Health’s Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award program.
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