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CNRC - Abrams Lab

Houston, Texas

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Steven Abrams' Micronutrient Research Lab
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Students

Katherine Hathaway

I graduated from University of Texas at Austin in May 2010 with a degree in Humanities. After a gap-year in Nicaragua, I started medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. While undecided on specialty, I plan to be heavily involved in international medicine post-medical school. I have enjoyed my time with Dr. Abrams and his research team. I know the things I have learned about nutrition and growth will help me better understand global nutrition issues in my future.


Ester Kerzner

I am currently a sophomore at Stern College for Women in New York City, pursuing a major in Biology and minor in psychology. I am thoroughly enjoying working with Dr. Abrams and Keli Hawthorne at the CNRC. I hope to attend medical school after I receive my undergrad degree.


Nupur Kikani

I graduated from Rice University in 2011 with a degree in Economics. I am currently a medical student at Baylor College of Medicine. I am enjoying doing research in Dr. Abrams’ lab and I hope to pursue pediatrics post-medical school.


Constantina Michalopoulos

I am a senior at the University of Houston, completing my last semester of a B.S. degree in Human Nutrition and Foods. I joined Dr. Abrams’ research team in May 2013 and am enjoying learning about pediatric nutrition and nutrition research. After I graduate, I plan on completing a dietetic internship with hopes of becoming a registered dietitian. I intend to focus my career on health promotion and weight management amongst children using a food-as-medicine approach.


Elizabeth Sanchez

I am currently a senior at the University of Houston where I am pursuing a BS degree in Chemistry. I am a lab technician working for Dr. Abrams, and I enjoy applying the chemistry and mathematics that I have learned throughout my undergraduate career. I hope to pursue a master's degree in Material Science and Engineering after graduating from UH.


Renee Sattler

Renee is a Junior at the University of Houston, majoring in Human Nutrition and Food Sciences. She is enjoying her work with Dr. Abrams and Keli Hawthorne, directly applying the knowledge learned in her classes. Renee is focused on obtaining a dietetic internship and passing the RD exam to become a Registered Dietitian. She hopes to focus her career on Wellness and Disease Prevention.


Mika Tabata

I will graduate from Rice University in 2014 with a B.S. in Bioengineering. I plan to attend medical school and pursue a career in medicine and bioengineering research. I am enjoying working on a clinically relevant project in Dr. Abrams' lab, dealing with infant feeding methods. In the future, I plan to bridge my bioengineering background with medicine.

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