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Niccolette Ochoa


Niccolette Ochoa

Cohort: 2015-2016

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Joseph Cook

Department: Biology

Home Institution: University of New Mexico

Research Interests: Zoonotic Disease and Comparative Medicine

Scholar Description

My name is Niccolette Ochoa. I was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Anthropology with a minor in Chemistry. I’m interested in pursuing biomedical research within a veterinary background. In the future, I would like to be a part of the One Health Initiative where a network of physicians, veterinarians, and researchers collaborate to better understand the connections between humans, animals, and the environment and how it contributes to the health of all organisms. The One Health Initiative addresses public health concerns due to zoonotic disease and is a leading tactic in comparative medicine. I’m particularly interested in zoonotic and infectious diseases that are transmitted to humans from animal reservoirs. I would like to learn more about these zoonotic diseases and how we can address public health concerns with research.

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