2017 OSBP Alumni, Christine Wachnowsky
Christine Wachnosky is a Summer 2017 graduate of OSBP who is now working as a Clinical Research Associate at Medpace in Dallas, TX. Medpace is a clinical research organization (CRO) conducting global clinical research for the development of drugs and medical devices.
Christine joined OSBP in 2012, after earning dual degrees in Biochemistry and German from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. She joined Dr. James Cowan’s research group in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and completed her Ph.D. thesis entitled “Iron-sulfur Cluster Trafficking – Extension of Nfu Protein Function to Novel Protein Partners and Cluster Delivery Mechanisms”. She was a co-author of eleven scientific publications emanating from her thesis studies in the Cowan lab. For her outstanding graduate work, Christine was awarded the prestigious University Presidential Fellowship which honors individuals who exemplify the best scholarship amongst their peers in the Graduate School. She was a very active member of the Buckeye Biochemistry Club holding several committee chair positions and volunteering for almost every OSBP activity and event.
When asked how being a part of OSBP impacted her, Christine said, “OSBP provided me with wonderful connections and a great network of friends and colleagues. The collaborative environment at OSU made it easy to work with people in my lab and across campus. The close-knit program allowed me to meet so many people and create lasting friendships that was a source of support to accompany the research experience.”