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    Name: Dominique Carter

    Hometown:  Chicago, IL

    Undergraduate institution and major:  Saint Norbert College - De Pere, WI (Chemistry/Biochemistry)

    MCW Department: Microbiology

    Work experience in a science related field:  Worked for 1 year at Sigma-Aldrich in drug design/chemistry services product group

    Publications, abstracts or titles of posters presented at MCW seminars or poster sessions:

    • Posters (2012): Determining properties of the HCMV pro-viral cell state using quantitative proteomics
    • (2013): Characterization of the regulation and role of nuclear transport proteins KPNA2, KPNA3,
      and KPNB1 during HCMV infection

    Career Plans/Goals after MCW:  Laboratory Medicine (Clinical Chemistry) for diagnostic testing in a hospital setting.

    Why did you choose MCW?  "Small, private institution with great history of successful graduate students.  Large research emphasis."

    What does diversity mean to you, or what does it mean to be a minority scholar in Biomedical Research?  What experiences have you had as an underrepresented minority scholar?

    "As an underrepresented minority scholar, my experience at MCW has been challenging yet rewarding.  The obstacles I have overcome have taught me skills that will most likely be essential during professional development."

    Any encouraging words of advice for incoming underrepresented students, suggestions of faculty/staff to contact for questions?

    "Don't give up on your dreams.  Don't let obstacles deter you from accomplishing what you want to professionally."

    Contact information (email): docarter@mcw.edu