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Paul Robeson Centennial Scholars

Immanuella Boah
Thesis Title: Effect of PDCD2 C-Terminus Sequences on Rescuing Cell Proliferation in iMEFs
Thesis Department: RWJMS-Child Health Institute of New Jersey
Student Major: Biological Sciences
Student Minor: Spanish
Favorite Rutgers Moment: Attending Beats on the Banks with my roommate for the first time when Metro Boomin' performed.
Hometown: Union/NJ
Dream/Goal: Become a physician and build a medical clinic in a rural community in Ghana, my country of origin.
What does it mean to be a Paul Robeson Scholar, especially in this Centennial year of his graduation?: Being a Paul Robeson Scholar in the Centennial year of his graduation is a great honor. It means having the opportunity to contribute to Paul Robeson's legacy at Rutgers and beyond. I hope that my achievement may inspire other people like me to chase after excellence, and persevere in pursuing their goals no matter the obstacles that are in the way.


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The designation Paul Robeson Scholar is conferred upon School of Arts and Sciences students who have successfully defended a departmental or interdisciplinary senior thesis, as Paul Robeson himself did in 1919. An extraordinary student and Class of 1919 Valedictorian, Paul Robeson went on to become one of Rutgers University’s most distinguished alumni—as a renowned scholar, orator, performer, and human rights advocate. In honor of his legacy and achievements in the face of adversity, the School is proud to honor him each year as these Rutgers graduates follow in his footsteps.


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