Department News

Seeing (Nano)Stars to Fight Disease: Carlos Matti's Internship

Carlos Matti, '14
"The most rewarding part of my summer research was being part of a team that is finding a new paradigm that could improve biosensing dramatically," writes the senior chemistry major about his National Science Foundation–Research Experience for Undergraduates internship at the University of Cincinnati. "There's still a lot to do before we can perform biosensing that is disease-specific. At the end of the day, though, I know that this research may break ground in the field."

Forensics Foray: Wilburn, ’14, Interns with Michigan State Police

Alli Wilburn, '14
“I have been interested in forensic science for many years,” says Wilburn, a biochemistry major, “so this has turned into a perfect opportunity to observe the goings-on in a forensics lab and better get a grasp if this is what I want to pursue as a career.”

Tu, '15, Researches Links to Tumor Inhibition

Zander Tu, '15October 10, 2013

"I was chosen to participate in the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)," writes the biochemistry and biology major. "I worked in the lab of Dr. Ramani Ramchandran in the Pediatric Research Department. The research project I contributed to may eventually lead to a treatment for humangeoma tumors in infants." Tu is also a member of the Institute for Health Sciences and the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program.

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Silvestri, '15, Enjoying Chemistry in the Lab, on the Field

Joe Silvestri, '15
Joe Silvestri, '15, spent his summer gaining real-world experience in hopes it will give him an edge when its time to apply for medical school. The Detroit Catholic High School product, who achieved distinction on the all-MIAA first team in men's lacrosse last spring, went to work in Cliff Harris' chemistry lab before returning to metro Detroit to continue shadowing physicians.

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