My name is Daniel Wieland, and I’m currently a sophomore at the University of Arizona Honors College. I’m a triple major in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Math. Last summer, I shadowed at a local community health center in Providence while performing research at Brown University on epidemiological studies, where I will be listed as first coauthor in an upcoming paper. I continue to work in Dr. Schwartz’s biochemistry lab on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) where I now look at how a related protein called Fused in Sarcoma (FUS) may be a transcription factor in a novel in vitro environment. My goal is to enter an MD-PhD program, and in my free time I love to write music, rock climb, and play tennis and piano.