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Paul Robeson Centennial Scholars

Matthew Brown
Thesis Title: Evaluating a Novel Inhibitor of Survivin as a Potential Therapeutic Strategy in the Treatment of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
Thesis Department: Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Student Major: Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Student Minor: Chemistry, Psychology
Favorite Rutgers Moment: My favorite Rutgers moment was having the opportunity to meet people with a diversity of academic interests when I moved in to my residence hall my first year.
Hometown: Sea Girt/NJ
Dream/Goal: My goal in scientific research is to develop novel treatment strategies for advanced malignancies.
What does it mean to be a Paul Robeson Scholar, especially in this Centennial year of his graduation?: I believe being a Paul Robeson Scholar means appreciating the academic and professional skills developed at Rutgers and applying them to problems both in the local community and around the globe.


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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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