Position title: Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator
Rebecca Marrah was born in St. Louis Missouri, but in high school was keen on becoming a Badger. She decided to major in biology with a goal of going to medical school to be an OB/GYN. With science quickly taking a firm grip on her, she began helping out in different research labs around campus. She started off at the Abbott Lab in the primate center studying Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Her love with science and research became so strong that she couldn’t help herself but to also join the Konopka Lab, where she would eventually become the Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator for the ATHEM clinical trial looking at the potential benefits of metformin on aging. When she isn’t busy volunteering, studying, and doing research, she loves exploring the outdoors, climbing, or playing spike ball. If you don’t bump into her partaking in one of these activities outside, there is a good chance you will see her roaming the aisles of Trader Joes looking for the best ingredients to bake delicious snacks, while The Great British Bakeoff plays as inspiration in the background. At the end of a long day, she makes sure to stay flexible for climbing by practicing yoga. Namaste.