Class of 2017 graduate Christina Akirtava is featured in the May 2017 issue of Inside Rensselaer. Majoring in Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology, with a minor in Astrobiology, Christina is an exemplar of the interdisciplinary science environment at Rensselaer. In her article entitled How to Succeed at Rensselaer, she notes that experiencing undergraduate research opened avenues she never thought possible, including a once in a life time opportunity to spend a semester working on a research project at the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany: “Taking a semester off to dive into pure research not only taught me endless biotechnical skills, but broadened my understanding of different cultures.”
Christina has been admitted to the Ph.D. program in computational biology at Carnegie Mellon, starting fall 2017.
Read the full article here.