Elizabeth Wickman wants to improve deficits in the health care system, hoping to cure diseases rather than just treat symptoms. She finds biomedical science an exciting puzzle that explores the unknown and inspires innovative solutions, mainly because she finds it new, challenging and limitless.
Wickman earned her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry in 2018 from North Carolina State University in Raleigh. She was also accepted into the 2017 National Symposium for Undergraduate Research held at St. Jude. Her research interests include cancer biology, immunotherapy and regenerative medicine.
Wickman is currently working in the lab of Stephen Gottschalk, MD, Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy.
“For each disease out there, there is a cure that is waiting to be discovered,” she says. “At St. Jude, there is a team of dedicated researchers and clinicians who are coming together to find those cures.”
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina