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Andrew G. DeMarco 
M.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

"Igniting the spark of interest in the STEM fields for all students at an early age and continuing to stoke that excitement is vital to our nation's progress and prosperity in an increasingly competitive global environment."

About Andrew

Andrew DeMarco was born in San Diego, California, before moving to the DC/MD Metropolitan area. After being raised in the DC/MD Metropolitan Area, Andrew went to Duquesne University earning a degree in Biochemistry before deciding to attend Georgetown University. Here at Georgetown, Andrew studies Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Biomedical Graduate Education.

Why did you choose Biomedical Graduate Education at Georgetown University?

I chose to do my Biomedical Graduate Education on the "Hill Top" because to the universities commitment to academical excellence and the innovative research environment. 

As a DMV Hoyas Biomedical Academic scholarship recipient, you were selected because your application "demonstrated a commitment to biomedical research and graduate studies at the Masters' level." What do you hope to accomplish here at Georgetown and/or what is your interest in biomedical research or graduate studies?

My goal while attending Georgetown is to advance my biomedical knowledge, prepare of medical or additional biomedical graduate work as well as gain additional biochemical laboratory experience through an internship opportunity provided by the program. My interest in biomedical research/ graduate studies centers around clinical trials research. Specifically, investigating the biophysical basis for chronic pain as well as applying biophysical methods to develop new therapies. 

What is your favorite thing about and/or to do in the DMV area?

My favorite thing about the DMV area are the people. This area has a unique collection of people from all around the US as well as the global. This creates a unique atmosphere to live and learn in.