Veronica Obregon Perko ‘12 accepted a postdoctoral position at the Emory School of Medicine.
She will be assessing antiretroviral therapy in treating pediatric HIV infection using a macaque model. The research will help to develop a treatment strategy which could reduce life-long drug regimen to one that can be stopped at an earlier age. Veronica’s research will focus on identifying molecules that can predict the length of time the virus will be suppressed after stopping drug therapy.
“It was my research experiences with Dr. Erturk that ignited my interest in biomedical research.”
Veronica credits her Converse Biology education for enduring passion for science. “It was my research experiences with Dr. Erturk that ignited my interest in biomedical research,” Veronica said. “It opened my eyes to a new world of exciting scientific discovery an innovation. All of the research opportunities I had as an undergraduate made my applications to doctoral programs highly competitive.”