About Serra

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Hi All! I wanted to introduce myself to the Alumni room. My name is Serra Muftu and I completed my Laidlaw Scholars Undergraduate Research Program between 2019 and 2020 at Tufts University, making me a recent alumnus. I am currently the North American Chapter President for Laidlaw. I am a fourth-year biology major and on the pre-medical track. I plan to take a year after graduating from Tufts to do research and then hopefully attend medical school. I am particularly interested in approaching medicine through the lens of social equity and love to learn about endocrinology and development. In my free time, I enjoy running, baking, and reading. I help organize the career panels for the Laidlaw foundation so please reach out to me if you are interested in organizing and moderating a career-focused panel! 

Serra Muftu

North American Chapter President of the Laidlaw Scholars Program, Tufts University

I am a senior at Tufts University and a Laidlaw Scholars Program Alumni. In June 2020 I transitioned into the position of North American Chapter President where I coordinate panels and discussions among the wider scholars network. At Tufts, I am studying intergenerational instability of trinucleotide repeats in DNA using a homologous recombination assay in Drosophila to look at the genetic underpinnings of how Huntington's Disease is passed from parent to progeny. I am also pursuing an independent project investigating the potential role of Polymerase Delta Interacting Protein 2 in switching from replicative to translesion synthesis pathways in response to DNA damage.