Carolyn Okure


Carolyn Okure
Home Town
Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Prior Degrees

BS, Chemistry
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Sackler Program(s)
Thesis Adviser
Athar Chishti, PhD

What influenced your decision to pursue biomedical research?

I have a deep curiosity to discover the unknown in science and hope to apply acquired knowledge to help make the world better through innovative technology in health care and other sectors.

How is the environment at Sackler helping you achieve your professional goals?

Sackler has mentors and advanced students who offer a wealth of information. The library is very resourceful and teachers are very responsive to questions. Everything is right at my finger tips.

What type of positions are you considering after graduation?

I would like to further my education to acquire the vital skills necessary to truly make a positive impact.

Why did you choose Sackler over other graduate schools?

Sackler is a great school overall. I really liked its program on infectious diseases like malaria and sickle cell, global killers that need urgent attention to save precious lives.

What's your favorite way to relax after classes?

I like to watch a movie and listen to good music.

What's your favorite thing about being in Boston and why?

I love the ocean! It's free, large and touches everyone everywhere, spanning the continents. It's amazing!

What is your favorite Boston restaurant?

Captain D

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