Salan Preet Kaur

Salan Preet Kaur


Biological Sciences (Pre-medicine)


Psychology, Humanities in Medicine

Jalandhar, India

Why you chose your major

I have always been interested about going into a field related to medicine so, I knew biology would be the right major for that.

Favorite course

My favourite course in college was PSYC 181- Introductory to Psychology so far. The instructor made it very engaging by providing real-life examples. I loved it so much that I ended up declaring psychology as my minor by the end of the semester. I think that the understanding of why people behave the way they do will definitely help me in my future career field.

Research, education abroad, or internship experience

I worked as a research assistant in Dr. Peter Angelleti's lab through the UCARE program. This research project focused on identifying the viruses present in the eye tumors. So, I would perform DNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis and eventually, genotyping these samples. This was a great hands-on experience in the field of research and it was also related to my future aspirations.

Other involvement

I am also involved in the ASUN's Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (Student Government). I represent the international students on the board and try to resolve any issues that are facing.

Why you chose Nebraska

Nebraska had a good ranking in my department and gave me a really good scholarship which made it hard to not accept the admission. So, that is how I ended up choosing UNL. I also considered that it would be great to be in a peaceful state for my undergraduate degree.

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