Meet the GSA Executive Board
If you didn't get a chance to speak to any of the executive board members, here's a little about us....
Amber Mueller, President
A Maryland native, Amber is a third year PhD Graduate student in the Molecular Medicine program. Her research focuses on xenografting human muscle myocytes into murine muscle compartments in order to study a complex form of muscular dystrophy. Before matriculating into the program at UMB, Amber studied neurobiology and physiology at University of Maryland, College Park, where she was a student leader in the Life Sciences Scholars Program. She also serves as Secretary of the University Student Government Association and as the Graduate School representative on the University's Middle States Accreditation Steering Committee.
Kendra Seckinger, Vice-President
Kendra is a fourth-year PhD student in the Toxicology Program where her research focuses on the regulation of glucose sensing in pancreatic beta cells using fluorescence microscopy. She attended the University of Georgia and majored in Biological Science. Kendra served as the Public Relations Officer of the GSA before being elected as the Vice President.
Devin Sharp, Treasurer
Devin is a second year biochemistry student. She enjoys many things including binge-watching Netflix on the daily, lounging by the pool, and taking naps. When it comes to sports, she likes to play golf and watch soccer. If she's feeling extra adventurous, Devin also enjoys day hiking and kayaking. She also loves to shop, bake, and try out new restaurants on the weekends.
Courtney Chandler, Secretary
Courtney Chandler is a second year student in the Biochemistry program and is serving her second term as part of the GSA. She is looking forward to the events to come, especially the Graduate Research Conference in the spring.
Linda Senbanjo, Public Relations Officer
Linda is a second-year student in the Molecular Medicine program. Her research focus is on prostate cancer metastasis to bone. This is her second year as part of the GSA and she looks forward to an awesome year and meeting everyone. She enjoys photography, trying new things, and eating out.
Brandy Garzel, Grad Council Rep
Brandy is entering her fifth year as a PhD candidate in the Pharmaceutical Sciences department, and her research focuses mainly on identifying alternative mechanisms for the development of drug-induced cholestatic liver injury. Specifically her study investigates a drug's potential to modulate the expression of a key bile acid transporter in the liver, and the regulation of this transporter by drugs. When not in the lab (and sometimes while in) she enjoys singing, crafting (really any type; crocheting, quilting, etc.), painting, reading, and spending time with the two cutest dogs in the world (oh yeah, and her husband!).