My Research after an Interdisciplinary Lens: What I’ve Learned

As my time taking part in the Brackenridge draws to a close, I need to reflect on how this fellowship was able to meaningfully change my experience doing research this summer. I think that being a Brackenridge fellow made me focus more on the bigger picture of my research, rather than get fully absorbed into…

Communicating Structural Biology to an Interdisciplinary Community

One of the often-overlooked benefits of doing STEM research, specifically in the fields of health science or pharmacology, is that the applicability and importance of the research is never questioned. Being able to answer and explain the question of “why” has always been far easier for me than to explain the question of “how” when…

Growing Interdisciplinary Interest: Brackenridge Blog Post #2

As the weeks have progressed, I’ve gained a better understanding of how participating in the Brackenridge Fellowship is going to continue to benefit me in a variety of ways throughout the rest of the summer. I think there are two distinct facets to consider when looking at how I interact with other Brackenridge scholars and…

My Introduction to the Brackenridge Fellowship

Hi all, and welcome! My name is Sara Zdancewicz, an undergraduate majoring in Statistics and Biology, and a current recipient of the Brackenridge Fellowship for the upcoming summer months. A little bit about me— I plan on graduating this December and will be applying to grad schools for Fall 2023 admittance in either Structural Biology…