Research Spotlight

Research Spotlight

This spotlight will highlight the educational and professional journeys of the faculty and students.  

Jinju Wang, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Biomedical Sciences

Research Assistant Professor, Jinju Wang, Ph.D., recently joined the department of biomedical sciences at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Wang, originally from China, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Nanhua University, located in Hunan, China. Soon after, Wang moved from China to Dayton, OH with her husband, who is also a research scientist.

While living in Dayton, Wang attended Wright State University. It was during her graduate coursework that she felt inspired to pursue a career in vascular disease research. “My first volunteer research job focused on ischemic stroke and fostered my research interest. After that, I decided to obtain a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Sciences.” Wang said.

Cassaundra White,
Bio Medical Ph.D. Student

Cassaundra White is a third-year biomedical research Ph.D. candidate at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. White was born and raised in Fontana, CA, but her family is originally from a small farming island, Moloka`i, HI. As a first-generation student White struggled while navigating her way through college as an undergraduate student, but persevered and received her Bachelor of Arts in biological anthropology from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

White chose to stay working in a lab at UCSD for two and half years studying the structure and function of giardia lambia. Shortly after, White went on to receive a graduate degree in health and international development from Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. After living in Australia, White returned home and began a clinical research job at Loma Linda University Medical Center. While working as a clinical researcher, she began to realize how much she truly enjoyed working in a basic science field and wanted to obtain a job that would get her back in the lab.

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