Matthew Zurek

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B.S. in Biology from Oakland University 
Currently a first year student in the MGG MS program 
I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Oakland University in the spring of 2018. It was there that I found a love for genetics and, early on, realized how imperative the discipline would be in the coming future. I took as many classes relating to the subject as I could and was always eager to learn more. As an undergraduate, I found the experiments studying gene function through knockout methods to be the most interesting and I hope to do some of this in the future. I chose this program, and Wayne State, not only because of the proximity to home, but the prestige Wayne State commands. Outside of my schooling, I spend my time volunteering at my church, in addition to playing and coaching soccer. Through my four years as a coach I have had the pleasure of working with many different age groups from seven years of age all the way to nineteen. To have benefitted so many lives by transferring my knowledge and skill to others, as well as being able to foster a love of the game, has been a very rewarding experience. As I move forward in life, I want to incorporate my passion to help others into my career in genetics.