Written by Hanisha Bettina
My name is Hanisha Battina and I am a sophomore at IUPUI this academic year. I am currently on the pre-medical track as a double major in biology and neuroscience along with a chemistry minor. Additionally, I am a Plater International Scholar in the IUPUI Honors College. In the future, I aspire to go to medical school and enter the medical field as a physician.
I have joined Dr. Kacena’s lab through the Life-Health Sciences Internship (LHSI) program and this is my first time working in a research laboratory. My prior laboratory experience comes from biology and chemistry laboratory procedures and experiments carried out in an academic setting. My work in Dr. Kacena’s lab is to study bone healing in Type-II Diabetes. I am looking forward to learning from this experience and growing as a professional.
Outside of school, I have always been passionate about music, specifically the clarinet. I have been playing the clarinet for nearly 10 years now and have served as the principal clarinetist throughout my high school career. I am also very passionate about helping others, which has driven me to serve as the Benefit Concert Chair for Jagathon this year along with volunteering at the IU Health North Hospital.