Rebecca Lapides is a medical student who recently finished her third year at the Robert Larner, M.D,College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. She graduated from Purdue University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition Science. She has been conducting research with Dr. Elisabeth Roider and her team for about two years. She is currently a research assistant at the Massachusetts General Hospital in the Department of Dermatology and is investigating various delivery techniques for mRNA delivery to the skin. She will be applying to dermatology residency programs in 2024.