Jarmila Tvaruzkova (2012)
VU Mentor: Steve Fesik
My name is Jarmila Tvaruzkova and I come from Slovakia. This upcoming fall I will be in my third and final year of undergraduate studies at Charles University in Prague, Czech republic. I major in biochemistry and I participate in research of Dr. Petr Folk’s group in Department of Cell Biology. Since I am graduating next spring, I will be soon submitting my applications to graduate schools in the USA and Czech republic.
Here at Vanderbilt University I joined laboratory of Dr. Stephen Fesik which focuses on cancer drug discovery using fragment-based approaches and structure-based design. I work with Dr. Mary Carroll on expression and purification of bromodomains, protein domains recognizing ε-N-acetylated lysine residues, for fragment-based 1H-15N HSQC NMR screen and further cancer therapeutics design.
VISRA is a unique program for international students and a wonderful opportunity to experience American university environment before you decide you want to apply for a graduate school in the USA.