Hometown: Stillwater, OK
Major and College: Biochemistry, Arts and Sciences
Research Project: Num1 protein interactions with SUMO
Faculty Mentor: Rita Miller, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
What have you gained from your research experience?
My research experience has taught me the basics of biochemistry research, which will be very helpful when searching for a graduate school and my graduate lab. This opportunity has given me the chance to work in the lab environment, and it has solidified my decision to pursue a research career.
How important has this been to your college experience?
This opportunity to work in a lab in the biochemistry department has been very important to my college experience. Working in the lab has been an incredible learning experience and has given me the opportunity to learn about biochemistry in a research environment rather than just in the classroom.
How do you think this experience will prepare you for your chosen field after college?
This experience has shown me what it is like to do graduate level research and to be a member of a lab. My experiences in undergraduate research will help me to choose the best lab for myself in graduate school. My research experience has also helped me to decide that I would like to pursue a career in medical research.