Alejandra Mendoza, Entering Class of 2007

Undergraduate Institution: University of Miami

Fellowship: Training Program in Developmental Genetics

Laboratory: Dr. Susan Schwab

Project: "Sphingosine-1-phosphate export and distribution."  My project focuses on understanding how the lipid Sphingosine-1-phosphate is secreted and the role its export plays in promoting immune cell migration and survival.

Student Perspective: In my experience NYU is a great place for attending graduate school. It has it all: great science, enthusiastic people and an amazing city! The environment at NYU, specially in Skirball, is incredible. Our community is close enough that you have a sense of what everybody works on, and diverse enough to foster collaborations that lead to exciting science.