Well, my daughter and her friends shown here, are a few of the new generation learning at this school. Right now Malaina and her friends are worrying about their next and final rotations before they pick a specialty to study and attain their Ph.D's. Come on kids, you have one more day!
I find it interesting that at any level of academia, there is a beginner class. When you are a senior in High School, woman, you are the queen. You have the best lockers, best parking, a Senior courtyard, etc. But even in Medical School, there is pecking order. The Grad School kids are relegated to the window seats and the farthest away parking lots. The other more advanced students have their seats at better tables and covered parking.
Do you remember the "Friends" episode where Ross and Joey worked at the same museum, but because of their status, they pretended they didn't know each other, or eat at the same table. Ha! It is kind of the same thing at the USC Medical School cafeteria. I got a kick out of that.
Malaina is working at a lab located in the USC School of Pharmacy. The lab and the Professor of the group are trying to localize hormones and genes in women that cause Alzheimer's. I am sure there is more to it than that explanation, but I write what I understand.