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Cassidy Forbes

I first became interested in genetics during my freshman year of high school. At the time, we had two biology projects that focused on cancer and genetic disorders. I always knew that I wanted to do something in the sciences, but after learning about genetics and doing those projects, I fell in love with the topic. Ever since then, I have been taking as many genetics and microbiology classes as I could. Through these experiences, I have realized that this is what I want to for the rest of my life...

Angelos Gogonis

I have always had a steady interest in the sciences throughout my childhood, but I did not expect to become so involved in Microbiology. I first was exposed to Microbiology in my freshman year of MSU after taking an ISB course. The course answered several questions about current hot topic issues in science and answered many questions of how life works. One of the driving forces that further led me to Microbiology specifically is my family. I came to MSU as a first generation college student...

Jae'Lyn McClain

My passion for Microbiology first began my senior year in high school in my AP biology class, when we studied the organisms within a cell and the base pairs of DNA. The genetics and DNA section was my favorite, and I soon asked my teacher to help me find a major surrounding the topic, which leads to me MSU's MMG department, specifically in genetics and molecular genes...