MSMS Alumni Weekend Panelist Spotlight: Monica Kala

The kickoff event for MSMS Alumni Weekend 2019 is our MSMS Alumni Panel where alumni field questions from current MSMS students about careers, college, and life. Monica Kala, Class of 2014, is one of our 2019 panelists. The Alumni Panel will speak on Friday, March 29th, at 3:00 PM in Shackelford Auditorium. Alumni are welcomed to attend.

After graduating from MSMS, Ms. Kala attended Tulane University and graduated Magna Cum Laude in Biomedical Engineering. While at Tulane, she was a research assistant in the cellular biomechanics and biotransport laboratory and completed independent research into the synergistic effects of high intensity focused ultrasound and temperature sensitive liposomes containing chemotherapy on liver and prostate cancer in vivo and in vitro. She also completed a summer research experience for undergraduates in mathematical and computational fluid dynamics.

She is currently in her first year of medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and was the recipient of the Goss-Moffit Scholarship. We’re thankful Ms. Kala was able to take time out of a busy first-year medical student’s life to join the MSMS Alumni Panel and share her experiences.