Gibran Nasir ’12

Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee.

Kao Fellow in Medical Biotechnology

University of Maryland | Baltimore, Maryland

Week 9:
University of Maryland

August 8, 2012 | It seems fitting that my post for my final week in Baltimore should almost be as lengthy as the one for my first week here. However, summing things up always seems more difficult than merely recounting experiences and events – for in the former, one must also introspect and understand the significance of the experience […]

Week 8:
University of Maryland

July 30, 2012 | This last week was probably the most interesting, in terms of all that was going on. Over the weekend, I visited the National Museum of Dentistry downtown. I hadn’t been to a “dental” museum before, so I was somewhat curious as to what I would find. The museum itself was rather small, but very educational. […]

Week 7:
University of Maryland

July 22, 2012 | More than seven weeks have passed, and with every week, I feel I have grown in experience, ability, and confidence. I realize, for the wary reader, that my posts may not necessarily convey everything that I have learned and observed these past few weeks, which may perhaps err on the border of redundancy. The simple […]

Week 6:
University of Maryland

July 15, 2012 | You know, I can’t believe I’ve been here around 6 weeks already but haven’t found time to visit D.C.! There’s so much to see in Baltimore itself that when I do get time, I end up going to some museum or something – which is exactly what I ended up doing last weekend. I visited […]

Week 5:
University of Maryland

July 9, 2012 | Needless to say, I felt pretty good going into the weekend. Running a column always takes so much longer than one thinks it will, and Joe and I ended up leaving the lab around 8 p.m. I had a productive time over the weekend exploring the nightlife of Baltimore with friends from the lab. On […]

Week 4:
University of Maryland

July 1, 2012 | Time is going way too fast on this side of the east coast. Over the weekend, I had lunch with Morali, a research associate who works at Joe’s lab. On Sunday, I also got to try my hand frying Tilapia with slight modifications. You see, when I fried it the first time, even though I […]

Week 3:
University of Maryland

June 25, 2012 | Looking back at this week, things seem to be picking up pace – but at the same time, it’s not a challenge per se because I’m getting quite good at using the equipment and I feel at home in the lab. In essence, the project which at first seemed ‘some’ project is now ‘my’ project. […]

Week 2:
University of Maryland

June 17, 2012 | Now that things have become relatively more familiar, naturally the week went by more quickly. I took initiative to get to know two of my house-mates over the weekend. Both of them are graduate students studying at Hopkins. On Saturday, I went to an Asian superstore with Selina where I was able to get really […]

Week 1:
University of Maryland

June 11, 2012 | This has been an exciting first week in Baltimore. This post will probably be one of the longer ones, since it will cover slightly more than the first week of work. So when I left Cornell on the morning of May 31st, it was raining quite heavily. Wary of the possibility that my flight would […]