My name is Kazi Ahmed, and I am currently an incoming Senior at the California Academy of Mathematics and Science.
I joined Project STRIDE to gain experience from doctors and lab assistants. By learning more about lab procedures and medical policies, I would be able to take another step in my educational journey. Pursuing the medical field is no simple task, but if doing so means helping others, then I am more than willing to do so.
This summer, I’ve learned more about notorious diseases like cancer and diabetes with my mentor, Dr. Kamrul Hasan. We studied a gene classified as P53 and I conducted a research project to learn more about P53’s impact on cancer. Analyzing cancer cells and performing gel electrophoresis helped with my project.
My goal for the future is to alleviate the chronic illnesses that our society suffers from. These include but are not limited to cancer, diabetes, and asthma. Project STRIDE has provided immense medical experience and research opportunities to support my educational career.