Lucynda Pham, MS


  • B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from Central Michigan University
  • M.S. in Molecular Genetics and Genomics at Wayne State University
  • Currently a first-year student in the MGG Ph.D. program

I received my B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from Central Michigan University. During my undergraduate studies, I was part of a neuroscience research lab studying an Autism spectrum disorder-associated gene. I then joined an organic chemistry lab that synthesized carbohydrate polymers for targeted drug delivery systems. I then went on to receive my M.S. in Molecular Genetics and Genomics from Wayne State University where my research focused on cardiovascular disease and thoracic aortic aneurysm pathogenesis. I learned a lot during my master's studies, but I felt I could further improve my knowledge of molecular genetics as well as strengthen my skills in the lab. I decided to pursue my Ph.D. in the CMMG program due to the research center's capabilities and unlimited potential. My research interests are disease therapies and biomarkers.