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Yasminye Pettway

Graduate Student, Powers Laboratory, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

I’m originally from Birmingham, AL. I graduated from Duke University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics. I completed a gap year in the UAB PREP Scholars Program before joining the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Medical Scientist Training Program in 2018. I’m currently a graduate student in the Powers & Brissova Research Group, where I study interactions between alpha and beta cells in the human islet and alpha cell dysfunction in type 1 diabetes. Outside of science and medicine, my professional interests include mentorship and increasing diversity in STEM fields. My hobbies include quilting and trying out new restaurants in Nashville.