PhD Student Profile: Brandon Latifi

Watch this PhD Profile Video to learn more about Brandon Latifi, 3rd Year PhD Student in Professor Luptak’s lab.

Topics include: research opportunities, diversity, equity and inclusion, student resources, remote learning experience, and faculty support.

In addition, Latifi provides invaluable advice to prospective graduate students: “The best advice I can give is don’t ever let someone tell you, you are not good enough to succeed in the program. Your actions speak louder than words, and if you can persevere and show everyone that you are here for a reason, I think that is important.”

Latifi also illustrates how despite the pandemic, PhD students at UCI’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences continue to persevere in their research endeavors.

“The COVID-19 pandemic allows you to look back at your own research and think I want to push the boundaries, I want to excel in my field, and I want to bring something new to the table that will allow us to be at the forefront of our research area,” said Latifi.

By: Nedda Bozorgmehri / UCI

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