Miriam graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, and Molecular Biology. Following undergrad, she accepted a biochemist position at the Ann Arbor, MI biotechnology company, Cayman Chemical, where she synthesized compounds and isolated proteins from anything from pig's blood to Amazonian electric eels. While this work was very exciting, Miriam ultimately knew that in order to make the impact she really wanted to she needed a PhD. She entered into Wayne State University's graduate program and completed her PhD in toxicology. After graduating, Miriam has dedicated her full attention to the development of therapeutics for degenerative diseases and making a true impact on humanity.