Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Student Profiles of the Week

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Name: Sophia Nicole HantzopulosSophia Hantzopulos

Program: M.S.

Expected graduation year: 2017

Hometown: El Paso, TX

Why are you interested in biomedical research?
I have always wanted to go to medical school, but became interested in laboratory research. Working on moving the scientific community forward and being a part of innovative and novel research is not only exciting; it’s an amazing learning experience.

Where do you see yourself five years after graduation?
Hopefully I will be doing my medical school residency or working toward a Ph.D.

Favorite thing to do in El Paso:
Go hiking.

What do you do in your downtime?
Swim.

Three words that best describe you:
Inquisitive, compassionate and disciplined.

Something about you that not many people know:
I play the viola and often like to play when I have free time or need to gain a new perspective on a situation.

 

Name: Carly I. LevinCarly Levin

Program: M.S.

Expected graduation year: 2017

Hometown: El Paso, TX

Why are you interested in biomedical research?
Biomedical research plays a significant role in the medical field. Discoveries within the lab not only enable the understanding of certain diseases, but can be translated into innovative therapeutics in a clinical setting. To me, this is noteworthy and offers great insight for treating patients.

Where do you see yourself five years after graduation?
In five years, I see myself graduating from medical school and planning my next steps for residency.

Favorite thing to do in El Paso:
My favorite thing to do in El Paso is enjoy Mexican food with family and friends. I also enjoy looking at the mountains.

What do you do in your downtime?
During my downtime, I like to bake, swim, listen to music, dance and spend time with family and friends.

Three words that best describe you:
Compassionate, ambitious and genuine. 

Something about you that not many people know:
I’m a New Year’s baby.