Laura Anzaldi

Laura Anzaldi(2003 TA: 2006,2007,2008)


Duke ’08, Chemistry BS with a concentration in Pharmacology and
a minor in Biology

Employer/Job Title

Graduate student in Biomedical Science at Vanderbilt University


Major Awards:
-Graduated summa cum laude from Duke University
-Merck Index Award. This prize is awarded annually to a graduating senior chemistry major intending to pursue a career in medicine.
Selection is based upon scholastic excellence.
-Junior Marshall for Duke University
-Research Experience for Undergraduates Travel Award to present at a National Meeting of the American Chemical Society
-Pittsburgh Summer Research Symposium (oral and poster)
-231st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Atlanta, GA (poster)
Langmuir. 2007 Dec 18;23(26):13203-8. Epub 2007 Nov 20.
Photochem Photobiol. 2006 Nov-Dec;82(6):1475-81.


PGSS gave me the opportunity to experience science in a positive and nourishing environment. I had excellentinstructors in all the different science disciplines that made science exciting and inspired me to pursue science further (despite the challenges of the field). I met peers who accepted me for who I was, and encouraged the pursuit of knowledge. PGSS gave me the confidence to aim high and set my mind to pursuing my passions, no matter how difficult the journey might become.