Claire Bunn, an undergraduate researcher in Professor Kannan’s laboratory and a third-year Foundation Fellow and Stamps Scholar (majoring in genetics, minoring in statistics), is among 410 undergraduates across the nation to be recognized as Barry Goldwater Scholars in 2021, the highest undergraduate award of its type for the fields of the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering.
Bunn plans to pursue an M.D./Ph.D. in genetics and bioinformatics. Her goal is to uncover mechanisms and mutations in clinical oncology as a physician scientist in an academic research hospital. She hopes to combine genomic and bioinformatic approaches to guide personalized medical treatment.