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STEM Ambassadors

The STEM Ambassador Program began in 2016 as a training program for a small cohort of University of Utah scientists. Since then, we have grown to work with over 170 graduate students, post-docs, faculty, staff, and undergraduate students. Scroll down to learn about the scientists who have participated. Contact us if you would like to reach out to a STEM Ambassador.

Note that many Ambassador bios were uploaded when the Ambassador joined the program and may not be current.

Sandra Lee

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Sandra Lee is an MD/ Ph.D. student in the Chaudhuri Lab in the Cardiovascular Research and Teaching Institute (CVRTI). She studies mitochondrial Complex I dysfunction in the context of heart failure. In particular, she is interested in why a redox protein called peroxiredoxin-3 (prdx3) increases when Complex I is dysfunctional. When she’s not in the lab, Sandra loves to do everything with her standard poodle, Kronk, from hiking, snowboarding, camping, and road-tripping. She loves soccer but has started playing spikeball in recent years.