Graduate School

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Christine Carney 

Chrissy is a fourth-year PhD Candidate in the Molecular Medicine Program from Silver Spring, Md. She studied Biology and Women’s Studies at the University of Delaware and completed her master’s degree in Cellular and Molecular Biological Sciences at UMB in 2016. Chrissy's research focuses on utilizing drug-loaded nanoparticles for treatment and prevention of metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC). Chrissy is also a representative in the Graduate Student Association and on the Maryland Higher Education Student Advisory Committee and is looking forward to her third year serving as a USGA senator.

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Gillian Mbambo 
Pronouns: Sher/Her/Hers

Gillian is a third-year PhD candidate in the Program in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology.  She is interested in using immunology and bioinformatics approaches to understand malaria host-pathogen and pathogen-pathogen interactions. She was born in raised in Malawi and moved to Maryland, USA at the age of 14. She attended University of Maryland, College Park (Go Terps) and majored in Cell Biology and Genetics. This is her second year serving as a USGA senator. In her free time, Gillian enjoys working out, trying vegan food/restaurants, taking picture, and dancing!