Undergrad Advocates Getting Involved in Research

Vicken Khazar ’22 — the URECA Researcher of the Month for June 2021 — is a biology major doing research under the mentorship of Dr. Patrick Hearing, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, on “Understanding the Role of the SPRTN Metalloprotease in the Adenovirus DNA Damage Response.” He was one of two URECA summer program applicants to be awarded the Chhabra-URECA Fellowship, an award that provides funding for summer research and recognizes students with a passion for research.

On campus, Khazar has served as a teaching assistant for General Chemistry I and II, Human Social and Sexual Evolution, Organic Chemistry I, and Microbiology. He has also been active as President of Watsi Stony Brook, a nonprofit student organization dedicated to global healthcare issues; and is a Red Watch Band Care Team Member with the Center for Prevention and Outreach. Since 2018, Vicken has also been involved as an Emergency Transporter/Informatics Volunteer at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, and a Medical Assistant/Scribe at LI Urgent Care. He is a graduate of Deer Park HS and is a first-generation college student. 

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