We welcome Emmy Wanjiku and Erik Sanson into the lab for the summer as part of the Shapiro Summer Research Program. Emmy and Erik recently finished their first year of medical school at UW School of Medicine and Public Health. They will be working on a project defining neurodevelopmental outcomes of children born to women who traveled to Zika virus endemic regions in pregnancy. Here’s some information about them.
Emmy: One of the highlights of my life to date was attending a lecture by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I love the study of outer space; the vastness of it and scale to which it is humanity’s unexplored frontier has always incited my ardor. My favorite space structure is Carina Nebula’s Pillars of Destruction.
Erik: I am interested in the intertwining relationship of epidemiology, medicine, and social determinants of health. During spare time, I enjoy cooking a wide variety of cuisines to feed his family and friends!