Alumni Story: Julia Wrobel '10

Chemistry and Biochemistry
Julia Wrobel '10
Liliya Yatsunyk and Maria Newport ran into Julia Wrobel '10 at Chilly Cheeks Trail Run.

After graduation, I lived in Philadelphia for three years conducting immunology research at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). At CHOP, I performed in vivo research with a mouse model of Macrophage Activation Syndrome, which is a serious and sometimes deadly illness that can be a complication of many autoimmune diseases. Working in biomedical research inspired me to go back to school for biostatistics, and I am now studying for a Master's degree in biostatistics at Columbia University in New York City. 

When I graduate from Columbia in 2015, I hope to design and perform data analysis for clinical trials and longitudinal health studies. 

In January 2012, I ran Chilly Cheeks Trail Run together with my West Philly Runners group.   There I ran into Dr. Liliya Yatsunyk and Dr. Maria Newport.  It was so nice to see familiar faces from Swarthmore!