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Megan Lesperance ‘14- Alum Profile

Worms!

Spent the summer studying the cell biological, developmental and genetic processes that generate sex-differences in the small soil worm, C. elegans.

Big opportunity:

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.”

Own it:

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.”

Stand out:

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.”

Megan Lesperance ‘14- Alum Profile

Megan Lesperance

Class of 2014

Biology Major

Schenectady, N.Y.