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High School Scholars Experience the Joy of Scientific Inquiry

In an inaugural collaboration between Rainier Scholars and UW School of Medicine’s Departments of Biological Structure, Physiology and Biophysics, and Pharmacology, STEM-focused high school scholars spent the summer immersed in laboratory experiences from “crispr” gene editing to comparing the heart signals of young versus aging mice.

The collaboration was developed by Claudia Moreno, PhD, and Fred Rieke, PhD, co-chairs of the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee for the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, and Rainier Scholars Career Development team members Marilyn Lopez and Sara Jackson, with the goal of demonstrating to diverse students that careers in science are achievable.

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