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Casey Dorr, PhD, is an investigator at the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI), Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota, and now a student again, working on a Master’s degree in Biostatistics. A member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Dr. Dorr is featured in the February 2019 Ojibwe Inaajimowin where he talks about chasing dreams, setting goals and counting on your community to help you along the way are major keys to success.

In the article, Dr. Dorr recounts how a high-school trip to the rainforests of Belize sent him on his path to becoming a researcher. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Cell Biology and Chemistry at the University of Minnesota Duluth, he earned his PhD in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities.

At HHRI, Dr. Dorr’s research focuses on cell culture, CRISPR, RNA sequencing, Flow Cytometry, Genomics and Biotechnology.  He’s combining all of these technologies with his passion to help us understand better why people’s bodies metabolize drugs differently.

Read the full article in the Ojibwe Inaajimowin on the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe’s website.  Dr. Dorr’s story is on page 13.

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