Jacqueline Larouche ’12 excelling in biomedical sciences

by Tim O'Keefe

Hometown: Carbondale, Colorado
Currently Residing In: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Education: BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan
Occupation: 5th year Ph.D. candidate in Biomedical Engineering and Scientific Computing

What’s the most rewarding part of your work?
The most rewarding part of being a scientist, engineer, and student is when I conceive, design, and perform an experiment and it “works”, meaning that the data is clean and consistent and we learn something new that moves the field forward.

In what ways does curiosity play a role in your professional, personal, or community life?
Curiosity is everything in my career: I get to come up with research questions and how to test them, conceive potential therapies for improving health span and tissue regeneration, and I am constantly learning and applying new research technologies and techniques.

How has your experience at CRMS influenced your choice of what you are doing now?
CRMS made me a more adventurous and open-minded person, and it helped establish my excitement about learning.

What advice would you give current CRMS students?
Say yes to opportunities that you’re excited about, even if they seem daunting.

What’s been a highlight since graduating?
A more recent highlight has been racing bikes at the domestic pro/elite level.

 

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