Chemistry major Krystine Hill is wrapping up her summer internship at the Naval Medical Research Center. She has spent the summer conducting research on infrared spectroscopic methods for the study of combat injuries. Specifically, the focus is on the occurrence of bony tissue in soft tissues as a result of injuries or skeletal trauma. This syndrome, known as heterotopic ossification is typically diagnosed with x-rays, but is difficult to visualize in its early stages. The work Krystine is doing will help lead to methods of earlier detection. Photo credit: Naval Medical Research and Development Enterprise Laboratories