Senior chemistry major Krystine Hill is traveling to Reno, NV this week to present her research at the SciX National Meeting. She received funding from the SU Chemistry Department student travel fund and won a grant from the Society of Applied Spectroscopy to support her travel. She will be presenting the work she completed this summer at the Naval Medical Research Center, in Silver Spring, MD, focusing on heterotopic ossification, an affliction where combat-wounded patients experience a bony hardening of their damaged soft tissues, causing a myriad of issues, including poor prosthesis fitting. With this work, caregivers hope to provide an earlier intervention and treatment for these veterans.

Update! Krystine won second place in the poster competition. Congratulations and great work!