Wolman '10 named HHMI Medical Research Fellow

Says taking time off while in medical school is important

Dylan Wolman '10 is taking a year out of medical school to do intense lab research at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus as part of the HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program. He is one of 70 medical students who is doing research this year.

“A year of research provides an avenue to practice what should be an essential skill in any scientific field: questioning ‘why,’ " Wolman tells reporters at HHMI. "It is a thought exercise that will serve you there by teaching you to question why an unexplained symptom in a particular disease constellation occurs, and perhaps even help you develop the spark necessary to pursue that question to its answer,” Wolman says.

While at Brandeis, Wolman, a Bio/Neuro double major, did undergraduate research in the Paradis lab. His thesis on “Involvement of USP12 and USP46 ubiquitin proteases in synaptic glutamate receptor accumulation” earned him high honors in Neuroscience. Wolman is currently a medical student at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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