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What does it take to impress Yale?

Recommendations from her professors helped Prya Murad secure summer internships in the bioethics centers at Yale University and at the University of Pennsylvania. While there, she attended lectures and conducted research with other top students from around the world. Yale was so impressed with the quality of students such as Prya that they now save a spot in the program each summer for a Transylvania student.

Prya, a native of Pakistan and a double major in biology and philosophy, plans to attend law school and become involved in ethical concerns surrounding international public health issues and work as an advocate for research in emerging fields. By way of giving back to the Lexington community, she started a science camp at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning where Transylvania students work with local children to teach them to have fun while learning about science.

Prya Murad, biology professor Kathleen Jagger, and philosophy professor Jack Furlong

Transylvania students like Prya take advantage of numerous opportunities for summer internships and research programs at prestigious colleges and universities across the nation. The excellent work that Transylvania students do makes good impressions that pave the way for future students. In recent years they have studied at Stanford University, Auburn University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Brown University, Harvard University, Williams College, Yale University, and the University of Pennsylvania. They’ve studied topics including the creation of neurons from stem cells, gene expression, and functional computer programming languages.

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