Lucynda Pham


  • B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from Central Michigan University
  • Currently a 1st year student in the MGG MS program

I graduated from Central Michigan University in May 2020 with my Bachelor’s of Science in biomedical sciences. My interest in science began in high school and grew even more when I joined a neuroscience research lab, then a biomaterials lab, as an undergrad. I studied an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) associated gene mutation in cultured rat cortical neurons. During my time in this lab, the group travelled to Wayne State for the 49th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience Michigan Chapter. At this meeting I saw the innovative research being done at WSU as well as the advanced facilities and equipment. I chose WSU because of their Research Rank and the numerous opportunities that arise from a large university. I specifically chose the MGG program because genetics is crucial to understanding biological systems and will aid me in any research concentration I end up going.