Summer Research Introduction, Katelyn Jenkins

Hello! I am a rising sophomore and I am doing research with Dr. Mark Foryth in his microbiology lab. This summer I am going to be working on a couple of different projects in hopes of learning as much as I can in the way of molecular techniques and about the projects that are currently being worked on in the lab. Throughout the semester I have had the opportunity to work in Dr. Forsyth’s lab, working with a graduate student on understanding the nature of the genes in a recently identified bacterium infecting striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay. Though this project is a bit different than what Dr. Forsyth’s lab studies focus on, it has really been an amazing experience as it has shown me what I am really interested in – the environmental and ecological aspects of bacteria and diseases.

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Summer Research: Physician-Hospital Integration

My name is Dan Robinson, and I am a rising senior at William and Mary.  I am pursing a double major in Neuroscience and Economics, and these disciplines have very little overlap.  One area where biology and economics can come together is in health economics.  The main concerns of economists who study the healthcare industry are the availability, quality, and cost of patient care.

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