Rebecca (Yogha) Muwanse '12

I am currently a research assistant in the Steen Lab at Boston Children's Hospital.

Hello! My name is Rebecca Muwanse a.k.a. Yogha and I graduated from Wellesley College in 2012 with a Biological Sciences major. I joined the lab my sophomore year as a Mentoring in Science Scholar and am very interested in the mode of action of hormones. I have been interested in research since I interned at Makerere University- John Hopkins University (MU-JHU) Research Collaboration back in 2007. This desire to be a part of addressing the unanswered questions in science was propagated during summer when I interned at the Uganda Case Western Reserve University (Uganda-CWRU) Research Collaboration Immunology lab.

Previously, I worked on a project in collaboration with Dr. Roberto Melcangi's Lab, that seeks to investigate the coexpression of progestin receptors with steroid receptor coactivators in the rat sciatic nerve.

After Wellesley College, I hope to attend medical school and specialize in gynecology. I hope to be part of the missing link that connects the advances in science, especially in medicine, to the people in areas where the information is needed by engaging both spheres - research and practice.