Joy-anne Najwa Oliver

My name is J. Najwa Oliver and I am presently a Ph.D. student in the Materials Science and
Engineering department with a concentration in Biomedical Engineering. My ultimate desire in
life is to make a meaningful contribution to the field of tissue engineering. I am a driven student
who is dedicated to executing high levels of performance in achieving my goals. These qualities
have rewarded me with many honors and opportunities. Presently, I am conducting research involving the use of magnesium alloys in orthopedic applications. During the summer of 2010, I was carefully selected as one of the few to participate in a research program; UGROW at Midwestern State University where I conducted research on the identification of the Δ32 gene mutation for the CCR5 gene through PCR technique. During my tenure at Midwestern State University, I achieved yearly scholarships for my outstanding academic performances and later graduated with honors in Chemistry.

Apart from my academic achievements, I involved myself in many on-campus and off-campus
organizations. These organizations include many honor societies such as Beta Beta Beta biology
honor society where I held an administrative office of the vice president and Gamma Sigma
Epsilon chemistry honor society. Additionally, I was a member of the Caribbean Students
Organization, National Chemical Society, Biology Club, and Chemistry Club.

As a UNT graduate student, I am an active member of the Honor Society and the Graduate Student Organization. I am a teaching assistant and I am actively involved in research.