• Nick Powers
  • Nick Powers
  • Graduation Year: 2024
  • Major: Genetics
  • Hometown: Asbury, NJ
  • Career Interest: MD-PhD programs in order to get more involved in the health professions field while still keeping research at the forefront of my career. I would happily continue my academic career at Rutgers as well! 
  • Fun Fact:  I was born in Edison Hospital and lived in Metuchen until graduating kindergarten, when I moved to Hunterdon County. My mom went to Rutgers, as did my sister. I really enjoy playing basketball and soccer with my buddies and reading. For a small portion of my life, I was related by marriage to country singer Darius Rucker.
  • What was your favorite class and why?:

    My favorite class was Behavioral and Neural Genetics. I found this class really interesting because it captured my interest in genetics while introducing me to new concepts related to neurobiology. That peaked my interest in the subject and spurred me to join the lab I'm currently in.

  • What other Rutgers activities and extracurricular activities do you participate in?:

    I have been involved in the Rutgers Seq and Rutgers-AUG clubs, two student-based genetics clubs. I am a member of the Shumyatsky lab and have run with the Rutgers Intramural Running Club. I hope to get more involved before I graduate!