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Nate Sowa, '03

Breaking through the pain problem

Ph.D., M.D. Candidate, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Cancer Research Training Award, National Cancer Institute

Kirschstein Fellowship, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

My first exposure to scientific research was at Albion. That experience provided a firsthand application of the scientific method to a problem in the real world. The intellectual satisfaction and inspiration from this experience has driven my further academic pursuits, up through my Ph.D. work identifying new drugs to treat chronic pain. Through it all, I constantly return to my Albion principles that keep me "always thinking" about my next experiment.