Kedus Getaneh

Originally from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Kedus Getaneh is an upcoming senior at Bishop Blanchet High School in Seattle, Washington.  Having been interested in Science and Mathematics from a young age, he was excited to have the opportunity to expand his knowledge and skills at the Institute for Systems Biology during the summer.  

His favorite aspect of the internship was getting to sharpen his laboratory skills while collaborating with different individuals. Furthermore, he enjoyed listening to lectures and learning from ISB scientists on their current projects which included "Using Systems Biology in Research" & "Profiling your Heart". The Halobacteria Experiment especially stood out as one of his best experimental achievements.

Kedus has a passion for learning languages. He currently speakes English, Amharic, and French. During his free time, he participates in his school’s student government serving as the ASB President for the 2013-2014 school year.  Kedus also enjoys being involved as the swim team manager and a cross country runner at Bishop Blanchet. In addition, he loves volunteering at Northwest Hospital which allows him to give back to his community while interacting with influential people. After high school, Kedus is interested in pursuing a career in medicine due to his love of science and people.  

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