Michelle Dubuke is a PhD candidate at UMass Medical school in Dr. Mary Munson's lab. She is interested in the biochemistry of protein-protein interactions and polarized exocytosis in budding yeast. In her free time, Michelle is an avid competitive ballroom dancer.
Playing a musical instrument. Ballroom dancing. Musical theater. Knitting. Painting. Woodworking. What do all of these activities have in common? Most obviously, they all have an extremely creative component. But what if I asked about motorcycle racing, rock climbing, skiing, and distance running in addition to the activities above? Now the common thread is a little less obvious, but very intriguing—these are hobbies of graduate students, postdocs, and professors in the University of Massachusetts (UMass) college system.