Department of Biochemistry
Office: Rollins Research Center
4150 Rollins Research Center
Atlanta, GA 30322
My name is Anna Antonova and I am from Fair Lawn, New Jersey. I graduated from Fair Lawn High School and am now studying Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology at Emory University. Throughout high school, I volunteered in The Valley Hospital’s pharmacy department. There, I prepared intra-pharmacy non-hazardous medication and was responsible for restocking drugs and other supplies. In the summer of my sophomore year, I was the assistant recreation manager at Alaris Health Nursing Home. I was in charge of organizing activities and interactive games, like Karaoke Night, Bingo, and board games that helped patients with their mental well-being. At Nyack Hospital, I was a research intern at the Trauma Department. I studied the effects of anticoagulant medication on elderly trauma patients. The study concluded that patients with normal mental statuses who take anticoagulants very rarely have significant intracranial bleeding. During my senior year, I volunteered as a lab assistant for Fair Lawn High School’s Science Department. I pioneered a program to organize, set up, and perform experiments, whose results were collected and used as guidelines for the future classes taught by the department. In my free time, I am an avid reader and enjoy painting and drawing. I was on the varsity tennis team throughout my four years of high school and won the County Doubles Championships two years in a row. I am also very interested in learning about different cultures and values. This passion led me to pursue the Vice President position in my high school’s French National Honor Society. Now that I am at Emory University, I want to continue focusing on my passions, and a laboratory environment is a place I knew I would prosper in. Along with my job in the Liang Laboratory, I plan on being very involved on campus. I joined Challah for Hunger, Women in STEM, ChEmory, and will continue to play tennis recreationally. My passions include medicine and as a Pre-Med student at Emory, I intend on applying to medical school. I am very excited to continue my education here at Emory University, and look forward to seeing what I will contribute to its already rich and diverse community.