Sid Robinson Biology Scholarship

2022 Robinson Biology Scholar: Duaka Nwike

Duaka Nwike is from Dublin, Ireland, and is a junior at Indiana University who transferred here and is pursuing a major in biology with a concentration in cell biology and molecular genetics. Due to transferring in August 2020, Duaka has not had the best opportunity to experience campus life; however, he did serve as an executive board member of the African Student Society, allowing him to interact with students of African heritage. He worked as an undergraduate teaching assistant for Professor Bernice A. Pescosolido's sociology course: Medicine in America. While doing this, Duaka came to understand social fault lines in American society, which may affect the healthcare received by different patient groups. Outside of academics, Duaka likes to play soccer and go to the gym and has dreams of becoming a doctor to serve members of his community.