Rahim Bamba (Cleveland, OH & Jersey City, NJ)
The Ohio State University
Current Position: Georgia Tech/Emory Univ (BME PhD)
Research Interests: Sickle cell disease; nanotech; drug delivery
Interests outside of school/research: tech stuff (social media); working on a startup now (ClickShr.com)
Interesting things you did at ACCESS and people you’ve met
I really enjoyed exploring the city and new meeting people (especially Bob Langer and Paula Hammond).
Favorite part of the weekend and why?
The duck tour was amazing; Boston truly is a historical city with such a rich story to tell. I loved that aspect.
Do you think you benefitted from the program – did it help you in any way? Why or why not?
ACCESS definitely helped because I was able to get inside information about the admission process that I was able use to my advantage as I completed my admissions applications.
Prior to attending ACCESS, did you have plans to apply for graduate school? How did ACCESS impact your decision?
I was planning on going to graduate school for a PhD before ACCESS, but after the program I was definitely sure without a doubt.
Are you planning on applying to attending graduate school now? If so, where?
I'm a BME PhD student at GaTech and Emory.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years?
5 years = running a business/receiving my PhD; 10 years = lead researcher for someone (perhaps my own biotech company).