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Molecular Ecology Workshop at Loyola next week

June 13, 2008

Dr. Lori Stevens, from the University of Vermont and an expert on using molecular tools such as DNA to understand ecological processes, will be teaching a Molecular Ecology Workshop at Loyola University New Orleans, June 16-19. This workshop is part of a unique opportunity available to select Loyola biology students that are Public Health Research Scholars, a Board of Regents funded program run by Dr. Patricia Dorn.

The students applied to and were accepted into this program which provides them with up to three years of intensive training in scientific research as well as tuition remission. In addition to the training in the laboratory research, they are learning the whole gamut of the process of science: writing grant proposals, biostatistics, fieldwork, learning to read and write scientific literature, and the ethics of science.

Students are working in diverse fields including: neuroscience, Chagas disease research, and transmission of human disease by mosquitoes, and two students are working on projects in Ecuador and Guatemala during the summer months.

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