I am a PhD student in Aziz’s lab. My undergraduate degree focused on clinical sciences where I developed a broad interest in several disease states affecting humans. Schmidtea mediterranea interests me because i believe it represents a potentially useful in vivo model for furthering our understanding of disease. In particular the impressive regenerative capacity of the organism is associated with its high neoblast (stem cell) activity, which in many ways is synonymous with various cancer cell behaviours.