Cassidy Hagan Wins 2017 DADD RISE Internship

Cassidy is a Microbiology student whose passion for scientific research led her to become involved in numerous research opportunities throughout her college career. Cassidy has worked with the Izzo laboratory since 2015 investigating the immune response to vaccination against tuberculosis.

Currently, she is working on her Honors Thesis with the Izzo laboratory entitled "The Role of Natural Killer Cells in Bacillus Calmette-Guérin Induced Immunity to Mycobacterium tuberculosis". She also spent a summer at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus as a Cancer Research Summer Fellow with the Lenz laboratory in 2016.

Her interest in the DAAD Rise program came from her goal to experience scientific research in a foreign country. She has always loved the culture of Germany and is very excited to have the opportunity to build international connections in the scientific community. She will be working at the Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (German Cancer Research Center) in Heidelberg, Germany.

Cassidy hopes to pursue a PhD in biomedical research after graduating from CSU in December, 2017.