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Fati Khamissi

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Fati was born in Morocco where she grew up playing competitive tennis. At the age of 16, she was recruited and offered full scholarships to play tennis at NCAA I programs in the US. Fati received a B.S. in Cell & Molecular Biology and a minor in Chemistry in 2019.

During her college years, Fati worked as a teaching assistant for a biology lab and co-founded a UNICEF club on campus. She also served as the Community Service chair of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was the recipient of many academic and athletic awards.

Soon after she graduated, Fati joined the Herrlich Lab at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis where she studied inter-organ crosstalk between kidney-heart-lung after Acute kidney Injury (AKI). Her work was presented at many institutions such as John Hopkins, UCSF, MIT. Fati recently published a paper on her AKI project in Science Advances as a first author.

Outside of research and medical school, Fati enjoys working part-time as a tennis coach. Feel free to reach out to Fati with questions about her experiences, taking gap years, or aplying to medical school.

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