The Graduate and Professional Student Association Internal Affairs (IA) Department administers the GPSA Research and Travel Grant Programs. The IA team creates the applications for both programs every year. We train, manage, and assign peer reviewers every cycle, and award funding to outstanding applications in each program. We work with Graduate College and the Athletics Program to provide the Graduate Research Support Program and the Athletics Grant, respectively.
Michelle is going into her 4th year of the Molecular and Cellular Biology Ph.D. program in the Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy here at ASU. Michelle’s research projects focus on methods that will help enhance Immunotherapy for metastatic osteosarcoma, the most common childhood bone cancer, and investigations into how the immune system changes in response to infections with certain viruses such as Sindbis virus, Zika virus, and SARS-CoV-2. This year is the third Michelle has served on GPSA; she previously served as the School of Life Sciences (SoLS) representative and the Director of Research; she plans to bring her experiences both on and off of GPSA to her current position as the Vice President of Internal Affairs and hopes they will help her best serve and advocate for the ASU graduate community