Elyssa Nunez

Research Associate Clinical and Applied Science Education

Elyssa Nunez is a Research Associate for the UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine in the Clinical and Applied Science Education (CASE) department. She received her B.S. in Biochemistry from Texas A&M University in 2020. She began work in a drug discovery laboratory as an undergraduate, working with animals to test drug efficacy. Following graduation, Elyssa continued in the drug development field working with protein synthesis, drug screening and crystallography. She also has experience in the medical field, having worked as a Medical Assistant. With her combined knowledge of biochemistry and medicine, Elyssa is well equipped to handle any project a researcher is interested in pursuing.

Elyssa works under the Associate Dean of Research and Innovation, Dr. Mifflin, to help professors expand their research and incorporate medical students. She works in the wet lab, bringing the faculty's research ideas to life as well as training students and helping expand their skill set, knowledge and resumes.

When she's not at work, Elyssa enjoys spending her free time baking, volunteering at her church or playing fetch with her black Lab, Cooper.

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