Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Tina Termini is a fourth year PhD candidate working in the Jennifer Gillette laboratory within the department of Pathology. She received a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences and a Bachelor of Arts in music from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2011. Tina’s project involves identifying how the molecular scaffold protein, CD82, regulates integrin organization for the control of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell adhesion and signaling. She was recently awarded the highly competitive NIH F31 pre-doctoral fellowship from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood institution. Throughout her studies at UNM, Tina received the Evans Charitable Trust Scholarship for Biomedical Research, the UNM OGS Graduate Student Success Scholarship, the UNM STMC Graduate Fellowship in Systems and Computational Biology, and various travel awards to present her dissertation research at national meetings. Tina is also a Master of Music student with a concentration in flute. She won the 2012 UNM Concerto Competition and was a featured soloist with the UNM Symphony Orchestra. She is also currently the president of the UNM Health Sciences Center Orchestra, which is an Arts-In-Medicine initiative focused on bringing music to health professionals and patients.