A unique collaboration with the UMN Masonic Cancer Center gives our faculty and students access to state-of-the-art lab facilities and equipment, making us one of the best in the U.S. in biomarker research.
Protecting the Most Vulnerable From Infectious Disease
Maria Sundaram is committed to protecting global populations from infectious disease. As an environmental health PhD student, her doctoral dissertation focuses on how vaccine protection differs between malnourished and well-nourished children.
“Public health has the power to expose social inequalities, and it gives people the power to fight back against these injustices. That’s what drives me to research infectious diseases.”