Bareera Qamar joined the Lieber Institute in June 2019 as a research assistant in Dr. Jennifer Erwin’s lab. She currently works under Dr. Laura D’Ignazio and characterizes iPSC lines to identify therapeutic targets for X-linked Dystonia Parkinsonism (XDP). Bareer earned her B.S. degree in biological sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park. As an undergraduate, Bareera studied polyphosphazene carriers as an intracellular delivery system for protein therapeutics. For this, she received high honors for her departmental thesis and had three papers published as first and second authors. She hopes to further her education and will apply to medical schools in the near future.