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Junior chemistry major Blake Ford (left) traveled to Portland, Oregon for the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) Conference.  Blake presented the results of his summer research with SU faculty member, Dr. Keith Johnson (right), which focused on predicting oyster reef restoration success from juvenile oyster growth in the Chesapeake Bay....Click here to read more.

Junior Alexis Spertzel is excited about her first independent research experience.  She is working with organic chemistry faculty member, Dr. Will Harrell, synthesizing small molecules that will serve as inhibitors of botulinum neurotoxin. Although the semester has just started, Lexie is having fun and has learned a lot. She likes working one-on-one with a faculty member and learning new techniques and reactions. She looks forward to learning more throughout the semester!

Heather Drake (right), a chemistry senior, completed her capstone internship this summer at Taylor Technologies.  She was excited to intern there because she worked with SU 2010 Chemistry alumni Becki Shook, Janine Ladzinski (left, in picture) and Alyssa Pawlowicz!...Click here to read more.

Biochemistry seniors (l to r), Tyler Rutherford, Alicia Greene and Chris Toth, all engaged in research experiences at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine this summer.  They all reported incredible growth as scientists, in addition to absolutely loving the experiences!  At the end of the summer, they presented their work at a poster session, which was attended by faculty and staff from the Chemistry Department.

For her capstone research, biochemistry senior Kayla Bell is researching three of the most common mutations related to lung cancer. She is really enjoying the exposure and challenges of working in a research setting. She likes the hands-on work and being able to make decisions about her project. Kayla still hasn't settled on an exact career path, but is using this experience to explore all her options.

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