Samani is currently a PhD graduate student at UAB under the cancer biology theme, however she studies rare musculoskeletal diseases that affect children. She currently has a BS in biology and a minor in technical writing. She is also President of the UAB Science Policy and Advocacy Initiative. Her areas of interest are in science policy making concerning research funding and stem education.
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Discusses how Duchenne Muscular dystrophy is a muscular disorder that occurs in young boys. Identifies a disease marker of severity called Dedicator of Cytokinesis 3, or DOCK3.
Elaborates that muscle has the unique ability to repair itself during damage, which is an essential component to maintaining human muscle health. Identifies secretions from a tumor and how this impaired the muscle's ability to initiate repair, which may help understand why some cancer patients experience a metabolic syndrome called 'Cachexia'.
Assesses the impact of secretions released by the tumor on skeletal muscle health and growth.