Veronica Balick

University of Nottingham Postgraduate Award, University of Nottingham - Biology

Veronica recently graduated with her BS degree from a small, liberal arts school in rural Maryland, where she majored in Biochemistry and Biology. During her undergraduate years, she had the opportunity to work on several cancer research projects during summer internships. Through these experiences, she developed a passion for cancer research, particularly immunotherapy, which aims to use the body's immune system to fight cancer. She was also able to study abroad in Prague for a semester, which sparked a desire to continue her education in a foreign country. The University of Nottingham proved a perfect fit with its MSc course in Cancer Immunology and Biotechnology. As the only program in the world which focuses specifically on this area of cancer research, the course will provide a unique experience for Veronica to learn about this important and quickly growing field. Veronica is also excited to explore the culture of Nottingham. As a UNESCO City of Literature, with a large literary history, Veronica looks forward to exploring its libraries and cafes. She also plans to volunteer with cancer patients and their families at Nottingham City Hospital.