Congratulations to the class of 2019 and Valedictorian, Linda Wiratan (‘19 Biological Sciences, 4.0) Linda is a Goldwater scholar, Rhodes finalist, URA Scholar, and URCAD presenter. Her ongoing research at UMBC under the mentorship of Dr. Hua Lu examines the mechanisms for crosstalk between the circadian clock and plant innate immunity. She is a member of the Honors College and has published four articles in major scientific journals, as well as poetry and prose. She will be attending Harvard University to earn a Ph.D. in cell biology on a fellowship that was given to a non-ivy league student for the first time ever.
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