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Mekedlawit Setegne

Mekedlawit Setegne is a PhD candidate in Chemistry and a ChEM-H Chemical-Biology Interface Trainee.  Her doctoral study is focused on the biochemical and structural characterization of essential biosynthetic enzymes for sterol production in Enhygromyxa salina. She aims to use this science to gain insight on novel bacteria-sterol interactions that can be targeted in pathogenic bacteria. Outside of her research, Mekedlawit engages with a slew of cross-campus organizations that strive to make Stanford a more inclusive and equitable environment, such as BGSA, NOBCChE@Stanford, and CTL. Mekedlawit is originally from Ethiopia and grew up in Ohio. She completed a B.S. in Chemistry at Rice University.