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Fellow Spotlight: Marisol Cortes and Anika Nabila

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Fellow Spotlight: Marisol Cortes and Anika Nabila

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We are thrilled to announce that two City College Fellowship graduating fellows, Marisol Cortés (first from left to right) and Anika Nabila, have been accepted into Weill Cornell's Neuroscience PhD program! Congratulations Marisol and Anika!

Marisol Cortés (Biochemistry Major, City College Fellow) was born in the small rural town of Cerécuaro in Mexico. At the age of seven, she and her family immigrated to the United States in pursuit of brighter prospects. At City College, she joined the Pharmacology lab of Dr. Eitan Friedman to work closely with Dr. Heike Rebholz on her Parkinson's disease project and fell in love with biochemistry as a tool to help decipher the mysteries of the mind.

Anika Nabila (Biology Major, City College Fellow) immigrated to the US from Bangladesh at the age of eight. Although as a child she loved both art and science, she found herself enamored with biology in her 9th grade living environment class. Currently, Anika conducts research at Dr. Christine Li's neurobiology and genetics lab where she is involved in studying the amyloid precursor protein whose cleavage product forms plaques found in the brains of people with Alzheimer's Disease.