Biochemistry major Darah Araheem-Waters is conducting a research capstone internship with SU Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty member, Dr. Dawn Ward. She is performing organic synthesis with the goal of synthesizing a potential Hepatitis C inhibitor that is more flexible than HCV inhibitor UK-1 and its analogs. She feels very prepared for research as she quickly realized throughout the first 6 weeks that most of the lab skills required for synthesis reactions are a review of what was learned in previous courses. This experience has helped Darah realize that she loves working in a laboratory setting and that research is definitely something she’d like to do as a career.