Hometown: West Linn, Oregon
Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Hi, my name is Talia and I am a senior Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major. My mom’s family immigrated from Iran and my dad’s family is from Oregon. 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 I am currently working on my thesis. Upon graduating, I plan on pursuing an MD-PhD with a focus on neurodegenerative diseases.
I play French horn in the LC wind symphony and orchestra, love to dance ballet, and am a third-year Resident Advisor.
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, Evan T. Williams General Chemistry Award, 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