UChicago Metcalf Students to Join Bell Center for Summer Research

March 31st, 2015 @   - 

During the summer of 2015, twelve undergraduates from the University of Chicago will gain substantive, project-based professional research experience at the Marine Biological Laboratory through the MBL/Jeff Metcalf Summer for Undergraduate Research Fellows program (SURF). The goal of the SURF Program is to introduce students to scientific research under the guidance and direction of MBL’s leading scientists.

Four SURF participants will participate in research projects and be mentored by faculty in the Bell Center this summer, including:

Clara Kao
“Zebrafish Cytoskeleton Architecture: Actin Filaments and Reconstruction”
Mentor: Jonathan Gitlin, Bell Center

Corey Okinaka  
“Visual Function in Pupil Shape in Skates”
Mentor: Lydia Mäthger, Bell Center

Hanna Weller    
“Shifting Perspectives: Quantifying Color Camouflage by Flounder in the Eyes of Different Predators”
Mentor: Roger Hanlon, Bell Center

Yangtian Yi
“Parkinson Disease Synoptic Nerves in Lamprey”
Mentor: Jennifer Morgan, Bell Center

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