STEM Summer Scholar 2012 - Jubril Lawal
My name is Jubril Lawal, a recent graduate of Liberal Art and Science at Hostos Community College. I am the second of seven children and have always been fascinated by science. As a Bronx residence who is aspiring to become a medical doctor in the near future, I think it is essential to be research minded and not just a doctor who prescribe medication. Understanding the science behind medicines is vital for the development of new drugs. My goal as a physician would be to focus more on preventative medicine specifically cancer and cancer research as this is one of the most common causes of mortality in the United States. I am driven in this interest by the fact that I know three people who are dealing with different types of cancer and in my community early detection and treatment of cancer is a major problem.
I chose to participate in the STEM program after being introduced to it by my physics professor who I worked with on my honors physical biology coursework. I think the idea behind it is excellent and it is the first of its kind. I am grateful for the opportunity given to me by the departments of Chemistry and Biology at Lehman College and particularly Dr. Moira Sauane for her unrivaled support during this period.
Last modified: Aug 30, 2012