Lariah M. Edwards
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Contact InformationEmail: lariahme@gmail.com
Campus Email: lmedward@ncat.edu

Educational Information

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Major: Chemistry
Degree: Bachelor of Science, May 2013
GPA: 3.88/4.0
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Extracurricular Activities=

North Carolina A&T Program Honors Mentor (May 2011-present)
North Carolina A&T Chapter of American Chemical Society President (August 2011-May 2012)
Dean's Student Advisory Board Member (August 2011-May 2012)
Campus Life Mentor (August 2010-May 2011)



Work Experience


Undergraduate [[#|Chemistry Tutor]], NCA&T SU Math and Science Learning Research Center (May 2010-August 2011)



Presentations and Publications


North Carolina Louis and Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Annual Research Conference (NCLSAMP)- September 2012
Poster Title: An association between arsenic contaminated groundwater and lung function among residents in Bangladesh
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)- November 2012
Poster Title: An association between arsenic contaminated groundwater and lung function among residents in Bangladesh



Research Experiences


Summer Intern at Summer Program in Biological Sciences in [[#|Public Health]] at the Harvard School of Public Health
June 2012-August 2010, Boston, Massachusetts
Mentors: David Christiani, MD, Ema Rodrigues, PhD, Christine Dobson, MS
Project Title: An association between arsenic contaminated groundwater and lung function among residents in Bangladesh

Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network Intern/National Science Foundation Summer Scholar
May 2011-August 2011, Washington D.C./ Arlington, Virginia
Mentors: DeAndra Beck, PhD, Mark Doyle, PhD
Project Title:



Research at Home Institution


My advisor is Dr. Margaret Kanipes within NC A&T Department of Chemistry.

Short Biography and Current Developments

I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with an anticipated graduation date of May 2013. Following my undergraduate studies, I seek to pursue [[#|graduate studies]] in public health. Within the area of public health, I am interested in epidemiology. I aspire to earn my PhD in epidemiology focusing on the prevention of chronic and infectious diseases. After my studies, I seek to work with a government entity using an epidemiological approach to reduce health disparities and study environmental health. I hope to help develop policies or preventative [[#|programs]] to resolve the [[#|public health]] concerns within a population or community; however, I want to approach the problems as an individual with a research background because I think that knowledge would be vital to transitioning towards a solution.

I am currently working in an biochemistry lab with Dr. Margaret Kanipes. My focus is on the biosynthesis of lipopolysaccharide in Cronobacter sakazakii which is known to be virulent in infants.