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Sanaea Bhagwagar

Sanaea Bhagwagar

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Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Advisor: Xin Jie Chen, PhD

Student Profile:

I joined the SUNY Upstate MD/PhD program in 2021. I previously graduated from the University of Pennsylvania earlier in 2021 with my Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in biology. My research interests lie at the intersection of neurodegeneration and mitochondrial biology, and I am very excited to start my PhD in the lab of Dr. Xin Jie Chen in the biochemistry department soon. In Syracuse, I enjoy trying new restaurants, running at Onondaga Lake Park, and spending time with the wonderful Upstate student body. I really value the small and supportive environment of the Upstate MD/PhD program along with the access to cutting-edge research and academic resources and am excited for the years ahead!