The program was created to:
- Expose students to serious biomedical research;
- Build a statewide biomedical research infrastructure between undergraduate and graduate institutions; and
- Strengthen each undergraduate institution's infrastructure and increase its capacity to conduct cutting-edge biomedical and behavioral research.
Below, we get to know more about INBRE scholar Sean West.
- Name: Sean West
- Hometown: Omaha
- School: University of Nebraska at Omaha
When I was four, I lived in Connecticut. Every year, we went to see dolphin shows. While growing up I thought I wanted to be a "dolphin feeder." That was until we met a dolphin feeder from one of the shows also working at a Chili's restaurant. Since then, I've wanted to be a researcher in cancer and let my obsession with sea life go.
I intend on getting either a Ph.D. or M.D. If I do go to graduate school, it will most likely be in bioinformatics, because I enjoy merging the technical and statistical side of science with the computational powers of computers.
I hope the INBRE program gives me experience doing research, as well as the knowledge of what research needs.