Jordan Friedlein

Where did you transfer from?

Northwestern College

Why did you want to come to the University of Minnesota?

I came here to take advantage of the opportunities (in the science fields) and challenge myself with the rigorous curriculum.

What are you researching?

We are trying to better understand how the c-MYC oncogene and PVT1 non-coding region of the 8q24 human chromosome interact to increase tumorigenesis in epithelial breast cells.

What have you gotten out of this experience?

This is my first time doing research so I have gained a lot of confidence in my ability to work in a lab.

What are you interests outside of school?

I am extremely active, I enjoy sports and working out. I play the drums, and I am very social.

Do you participate in any extracurricular activities?

I am apart of Biology Without Borders and the pre-med American Medical Student Association clubs.

What are you plans for the future?

At this point I'm not totally sure what I would like to pursue after my undergraduate, but I am considering a few things.

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