Student Spotlight

Percy Agogo Mawuli 2

Percy Agogo-Mawuli

Third-year PhD Candidate in Biomedical Science Program

What is your major?

I am a third year PhD candidate in the Biomedical Science program with a concentration in Pharmacology and Neuroscience

What is a fun fact about you?

A fun fact about me is that I play both the piano and the bass guitar.

What is an identity you’re proud to share with others at HSC?

An identity I am proud to share with others is my faith in Jesus Christ. His life on earth as well as His instructions has been a great inspiration for my daily living.

What attracted you to HSC?

Having developed an interest in biomedical research when I was a pharmacy student, I knew I needed to enter graduate school to acquire more skills. HSC stood out to me because of its nature as an academic medical center, hence, all the necessary resources required for success in biomedical research would be at my disposal.

How have you gotten involved on campus?

Serving many international students from different programs at HSC as the President of the International Student Association has been humbling for me. I get the opportunity to help international students from their first day of arriving in the United States through airport pick-ups to helping them integrate into the campus community through organizing various programs which usually involved the whole HSC community including students, staff and faculty. This voluntary role has enabled me to help international students not feel isolated from the university community and ensure that their voices are also heard.

What advice would you give to a student who is looking to make the most of their time at HSC?

A student who is looking to make the most of their time at HSC should first of all join student organizations that pique their interest. There are hundreds of options to choose from at HSC and you will probably find one that matches your interest. Secondly, one should seize the opportunity to volunteer for both campus-wide programs and community service outreaches.

How has your HSC experience been so far?

My experience at HSC has been inspiring. There are so many programs and resources that the school provides not only to inspire us towards our various careers of choice but also to help us build soft skills that are needed in the career world.

What are your plans after you finish at HSC?

My plan after I graduate from HSC is to start off as a postdoctoral fellow in preparation to become an independent researcher, which will create an avenue for me to secure an academic job in order to train the next generation of biomedical scientists!