Chidera Ubah, class of 2021: balancing research, service, & authorship

Chidera Ubah, class of 2021: balancing research, service, & authorship

Chidera Ubah, class of 2021: balancing research, service, & authorship

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Have you ever wondered how animals balance exercise with food intake, and why some organisms achieve different balance points? Research performed in Dr. Marianna Sadagurski’s laboratory by Chidera Ubah addresses this very question. Growth hormone is a central player in this process and the Sadagurski laboratory uses sophisticated genetics to remove growth hormone receptors from specific brain regions in mice. The resulting mice are studied for defects in energy conservation. Chidera works with a postdoctoral researcher to examine gene expression in the brains of these mice. She finds the work challenging and enlightening – for the first time she can see how discoveries are made. Chidera plans to go to medical school after graduation, perhaps specializing in internal medicine or primary care. She has always been interested in service, volunteering for the Children’s Center of Detroit and serving as a resident advisor on campus. In addition to her other activities, Chidera found the time to write a novel that will be published at the end of the year. 

You can learn more about the innovative publishing company that Chidera is working with and preorder copies of her book at: indiegogo.com/projects/chasing-passion-pre-order-campaign#/ 

For more information about research in the Sadagurski lab go to: clas.wayne.edu/sadagurski-lab