Nada Fadul
Biological sciences major: physiology and neurobiology
Pre-med track

I am a rising junior majoring in Biological Sciences: Physiology and Neurobiology and minoring in Science, Technology, Ethics and Policy (STEP). I am also a Banneker/Key Scholar. I aspire to pursue an MD-PhD in the field of neurosurgery and cancer treatment. As the Senator for the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) in our University’s Senate, I am honored to represent the voices of my fellow science Terrapins to the University faculty and administration. I am also honored to be elected as the CMNS Representative in UMD’s Student Government Association. Within the Gemstone Honors Research Program, I am the founder and liaison of MetaBio, a team of 7 undergraduate students researching a combinatorial treatment approach to glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain cancer involving small inhibitor nanotherapy and photodynamic therapy. As an undergraduate research assistant in an Optical Therapeutics and Nanotechnology Laboratory, I contribute to the development of targeted photo-activable, multi-inhibitor nanoparticles for cancer treatment and imaging. Outside of the lab, I greatly enjoy working as a medical scribe at College Park Medical Center, a local primary and urgent care center, as well as volunteering with Terps4Change and her nonprofit Girls4Girls, walking my dog Mish Mish, and reporting on medical and scientific research as a writer for UMD’s pre-medical journal The Scribe