Neurology Case Study

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In the late 1900s scientists were able to describe a rare congenital genetic disease called “1p36” for the first time. Later, in 2001, a girl named Sonia was born; two weeks after her birth, she had heart failure and her parents had to take her to the hospital due to low vital signs; that was the first time doctors noticed that there was something wrong with her. A couple of days later, they realized that not only her heart wasn’t functioning properly, but she had low muscle tone, and seizures. All of these symptoms gave doctors enough reasons to believe that it was the 1p36 syndrome. Today, Sonia lives and I’m proud to say that she is my cousin. Learning about genetic diseases in a biology class, I was able to relate her story and until this …show more content…
In the future, I would devote myself to study the brain and learn about the miracle of life, makes us able to dream, think, and exist, however, I am open to explore and learn about the different specialties of medicine. I had the opportunity to visit Omaha, Nebraska as an observer of a neurologist, Dr. Torres. Throughout that month I learned about different diseases like Parkinson 's and how by blocking cholesterol formation in the brain could potentially protect against some of the damage caused by this disease. In addition, I learned about dystonia, and the effects and causes of strokes. Moreover, during my time in school, I became a member of MAPS (Minority Association of Pre-Health Students), which gave me the opportunity to shadow Dr. Komotar, a neurosurgeon at the University of Miami Health System. I was able to see the removal of different tumors located at the frontal and parietal lobe. Therefore, I was able to expand my knowledge in medicine, specifically …show more content…
Angel Kaifer from the chemistry department at UM. I’ been doing research for almost two years and my project will be submitted for review soon to the journal of Physical Organic Chemistry . The project consists of different experiments to analyze the binding constant of a molecule called cucurbit[n]uril (CB7OH) compared to CB7. As I got submerged in the project using self-assemble approach, I could see how by just marginal shape differences; the supramolecular molecule reacted in a different way due to its unique chemical template, and this was something that completely astonished me. Further along, I learned that these particular features could potentially have implications in catalysis and energy. In addition, Dr. Kaifer quickly noticed my interest and my desire to learn as consequence he started to delegate me independent projects, such as the one that I currently working on which is based in the measuring the electron transfer of inclusion complexes between the cucurbit[7]uril host. During my time doing research, I learned to synthesize macromolecules, to use instruments like the "pH meter", different methods for separation like column chromatography, and also to test the purity and concentration of a compound. I’ve discovered a world within chemistry that has helped me in the laboratory because in order to work there I had to master basic

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