Spent the summer studying the cell biological, developmental and genetic processes that generate sex-differences in the small soil worm, C. elegans.
Began working in the lab her junior year. “I’ve talked to students at other schools and these kind of opportunities don’t happen. At bigger schools you have to fight for a position in the lab.”
Biology professor Dr. Adam Mason encourages students to be independent, critical-thinkers in the lab. “He really wants these to be our projects, things we make contributions to …we do a lot of hands-on work. It’s a lot of fun.”
Is currently applying to med school. “Research is something I talk about a lot on my application; it shows you are a well-rounded student and scientist. I think it will be really helpful.”
Class of 2014