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    Connections Newsletter
    Issue 3                                                                                                                                         Spring Semester 2012


    A Note from the Collaborative Director

    Undergraduate Research: Adjusting to Life at a Liberal Arts College

    2012-2013 McNair Scholars

    Fall-Summer Collaborative Grants

    Convention Spotlight



    • Kaela Gedda
    • Jens Paasen
    • Gretchen Panzer
    • Hannah Schmitt
    • Luanne Spence
    • Sarah Titus

    Collaborative Research Stories


    Important Dates

    May 4, 2012 Student Academic Travel Grant and Attendee Grant applications due

    American Association for Cancer Research Reflection

    KateLyn White

    Biology & Psychology Majors

    Attending the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting was an amazing experience.    Not only was my research team and I able to attend numerous lectures and presentations, but we were also able to stay in the heart of Chicago.  None of this would have been possible without the assistance of SAT fund.AACRpic

    One of the most interesting talks we were able to sit in on was that of Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn.  She was discussing the relationship between aging and telomere shortening.  While this is not what our particular research is focused on, it I not every day one get to see a Nobel Prize winner. She is a great role model of a strong woman who excelled in a male dominated field.

    We were also ale to attend a lecture on how to write a paper for a scientific journal.  Since this is one of the future goals for our lab, this was an extremely informative presentation.  We learned about trivial matters, such as determining order of authorship and more pertinent issues, like how to accurately display statistical information and format data.  We also learned the steps in the publication process from an actual AACR Journal Editor.  This included tips on choosing peer reviewers as well as which journal to submit to.

    Seeing the posters from researchers around the world was one of the coolest experiences I have had through out college.  It was fascinating to see what other labs were working on and how there research related to what we had been doing here.  There were investigators that had been doing similar research with different cell lines and protocols.  There were also people who were already starting clinical trials with their treatment methods.  It was interesting to se research that was just starting out all the way to that which was being used on human subjects.  By looking through the posters we were able to get a feel for what treatment and pathways were ‘trending’ in this field and where the next big breakthrough may lie.

    Being able to present our research along side post doctorates and professors was an amazing and humbling experience.  We were able to see all of our hard work come together on this day and see just how much more work was yet to be done.  We received a great deal of positive feedback and were pleasantly surprised by the number of people interested in our work.   

    This was an absolutely amazing experience and I would like to thank the Collaborative again for making it possible. 

    Faculty sponsor: Dr. Russ Feirer






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