Barrow Intern Featured in Arizona Republic Story About Women in STEM

Nancy Twishime, a high school intern in Dr. Rita Sattler’s laboratory at Barrow, was featured in a story in The Arizona Republic about women in STEM.

Twishime, 17, joined Dr. Sattler’s lab as part of Barrow’s Scientific Enrichment Program for Students (SEPS). Dr. Sattler’s research focuses on the mechanisms of neuronal cell death in neuordegenerative diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). She uses patient-derived human induced pluripotent stem cells to better understand the cellular and molecular aspects of disease pathways.

Twishime, who attends Phoenix Union Bioscience High School, works in the lab three days per week during the school year and full time during the summer.

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