Pharmacology Graduate StudentMy name is Rashel Jacobo and I am an incoming molecular pharmacology student first year graduate student. I have a background with biochemistry and chemistry based research, synthesizing glycopolymer based antivirals with a focus on HIV and SARS-CoV-2. Additionally, I had a summer program experience working with Dr. Steven Dubinett, investigating the mechanism of all-trans retinoic acid on non-small cell lung cancer to help overcome resistance to anti-PD1 therapy. I would like to continue to explore cancer research during graduate school. My current research interests include immunotherapy and small molecule inhibitor development as new possible cancer treatments. I am also interested in investigating the molecular mechanisms of resistant cancers. My hobbies outside of the lab include cooking and baking, watching movies and TV shows, painting, and reading.