Student Successes

Esther Bolanis

Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

What degree are you working toward?

Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Why did you choose graduate school at IUPUI?

The welcoming environment at IUPUI made it the place to be. The warm and caring environment, not only from fellow students but also from the faculty, made it undeniably one the most comfortable and inviting places to pursue a graduate degree.

What has been your favorite academic accomplishment since you’ve been here?

All the funding opportunities I have been able to pursue and obtain since I started my graduate career. There are so many opportunities to obtain your own funding.

Considering how competitive the scientific field is you want to be at the forefront of it all, and one way to make yourself stand out is to have had your own funding through your graduate career.

What do you enjoy most about life in Indianapolis?

I love how culturally diverse Indianapolis has become. It is a small urban city that provides all the goodness of a big city but without the ticket price. There is always something to do, a museum to visit or a sport event to attend. Ways to be entertained and relax in town are the best. Also, Indy is so centric that new adventures can be found by just driving a couple of hours.