Samantha Pisani '07
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Samantha Pisani (B.A., Biology). After graduation, Pisani worked as a research assistant at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. The fall of 2009 marked her second year in the M.D./Ph.D. prgram at the University of Illinois, which allows her to attend medical school while also earning a Ph.D. in neuroscience. "I cannot express how beneficial my experience at USD has been in preparing me for this rigorous training program," she says. "The small class sizes, intense labs, integrative curriculum and close faculty mentoring really challenged me to devlop the skills necessary to become a successful scientist and physician."