We give students first-hand experience with in-depth research through a year-long undergraduate research fellowship. The opportunity for this level of hands-on research is often what sets our students and alumni apart for research positions in industry, as well as top selection for graduate, veterinary and medical schools. Each research fellowship begins in the summer and extends through the spring semester. Renewal for a second year is available.
Current Student Research
Kenzley Defler’s research focuses on environmental and occupational exposures that could be contributing to an unusually large amount of cancer diagnosis in the Fruithurst community in Cleburne County, Alabama.
The goal of Madison Gohlke’s research is determine the impact of mitochondrial nuclear exchange on obesity and metabolic disease in swine.
Sara Anne Gorman’s research focuses on developing molecular assay in order to identify healthy oocytes by utilizing surrounding support cells.
Hallie Nelson’s research focuses on why chronic food insecurity is a problem in Montgomery County, Alabama.
Mary Jo Toohey’s research project consists of evaluating the stability of rebaudioside-A, a high intensity sweetener extracted from Stevia, in differing buffer solutions.