Ivana Barraza

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PhD Student

Home town: Fort-Lauderdale, Florida

College: Nova Southeastern University

Research: I am interested in how one is able to dismantle the intricate patterns of a pathogen in order to offer both alternative yet promising approaches to therapeutic treatments

Career Goals: I am keeping my options open as I propel through my research at Duke. Currently, I see myself working in industry or any area related to laboratory medicine.

Hobbies: I enjoy circuit training in the gym, dancing, trying out new places to eat, and hiking.

Why Duke: Duke has a great reputation for research driven excellence and offers great resources to help students excel professionally. I ended up choosing Duke Pathology because of the comprehensive backgrounds that all faculty demonstrate, and the incredible sense of community among students and faculty.