NEPTUN Biography

ZEHRA JAFRI, Aspiring Lawyer and Scientist

Major: Biomedical IP Law

College/Employer: Cornell Undergrad, University of California Law Student

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Zehra graduated from Cornell in 2019 with a B.S. in Human Biology, Health, and Society. She is now in her second year of Law School combining her passion for science with law. She is a summer associate at one of the biggest law firms in the world where she works on high stakes patent and trademark cases for major tech companies in Silicon Valley. In her free time, Zehra loves surfing, playing basketball, writing poetry for her blog, cooking fusion recipes, and working on her tech startup for unhoused individuals in San Francisco.

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It's a Gut Feeling: Engineering and Hacking the Bacteria in Your Body in Splash Spring 2021
The bacterial cells in our body outnumber the human cells by 10:1...we are quite literally more microbial than we are human. Engineering the microbiome might help generate potential therapies against thousands of diseases. Is the cure for cancer nested in bacteria? Come learn more about how biomedical engineers and scientists are manipulating these lil critters to produce therapeutic molecules. As a bonus, you will learn how YOU can hack your own gut microbiome!