Hometown: West Linn, Oregon
Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Hi, my name is Talia and I am a third year Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major. My mom’s family immigrated from Iran and my dad’s family is from Oregon. Many of my family members are Lewis and Clark college alumni and I was excited to come to LC to carry on the tradition. At LC, I have had the opportunity to work as a research assistant in Prof. Weissman’s Zebrafish lab where we study the mechanisms that regulate brain development and upon graduating I plan on pursuing research in neurodegenerative diseases.
I play French horn in the LC wind symphony and orchestra, love to dance ballet, and am a second year Resident Advisor. I am also the SAAB representative for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
1st place in Math at regional International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and 3rd place in Math at internationals in Arizona for development of an Alzheimer’s disease risk model.