Julia King (CLAS, 2012) is in her second year in the MSTP (MD/PhD program) at NYU. She has joined a neuroscience electrophysiology lab that studies synaptic plasticity in auditory cortex and her project is about cochlear implants. She is shown in the picture in front of her electrophysiology rig. She graduated from UVA in 2012 with highest distinction and with a BS and BA in Biochemistry and Neuroscience. She was a College Science Scholar all four years.
Megan Kobiela (CLAS, 2010) is in her first year of the Ph.D. program in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior at the University of Minnesota and is interested in how animals respond to human-induced environmental change. After graduating with a B.S. in Biology from UVa in 2010, she went on to complete an M.S. in Biology at The College of William and Mary where she examined how bird behavior is affected by mercury pollution.
Carlos Disla (CLAS, 2012) is a second year Master of Science student at the University of Maryland studying Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology. During summer 2013, he was an intern with the NASA DEVELOP program where he was part of a team that used GIS spatial mapping software and remote sensing to map mangrove change in Myanmar over the past 20 years, and projected future change to 2030. His master's thesis will focus on fisheries policy.
Sarah Kim (CLAS, 2012) is in her first year in the PhD Computer Science program at Rice University. She is working under Professor Lydia Kavraki in the Physical and Biological Computing Group, and her research focus is on developing better metabolic pathway finding algorithms using graph-based models. She graduated from UVA with a BS in Biology (highest distinction) and BA in Environmental Sciences. She was a College Science Scholar for three years, starting in her second year.
Dana Richards (CLAS, 2009) moved to Spain in the fall of 2009 for some adventure and taught English in Spanish secondary schools and as a private tutor for 3 years. For the time being she has decided to continue living in Spain and is now in her second year of a 4-year physical therapy degree program at the Universidad de Cantabria-EUG. She has found a vocation in the rehabilitation sciences and may do clinical research in the future. Dana graduated from U.Va. Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Environmental Sciences (high distinction) and Spanish.
Kristin Wilmoth (CLAS, 2013) is currently a clinical psychology doctoral student at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where she is studying neuropsychology. Her primary clinical and research interests are in traumatic brain injury. Kristin graduated with highest distinction from UVA in 2013 as a double major in cognitive science (neuroscience concentration) and psychology. During her time at UVA, she worked under advisor Dr. Alev Erisir performing research for her Distinguished Majors Project on the aging brain.
Kellen Lauer (CLAS, 2012) is currently a master’s student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the department of Marine Sciences. Her research blends marine sciences and public health as she studies recreational water quality (including fishing, shellfishing, and swimming waters) in relation to human health concerns. Kellen is interested in studying how storm drain outfalls which empty onto popular beaches affect the beach and water quality of the surrounding area, by looking for specific bacteria that indicate the presence of fecal contamination (from both animal and human sources), and in turn its associated pathogens. She graduated from UVa with a BS in Environmental Sciences in 2012.
Jackie Hodges (CLAS, 2012) is working as a research specialist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, in an infectious disease lab that focuses on the pathogenic mechanisms behind neonatal bacterial meningitis. She graduated from UVA in 2012 with a BS in Biochemistry (highest distinction). She was a College Science Scholar all four years. Jackie is currently applying to MD/MPH programs.
Mitchell Leibowitz (CLAS, 2012) is in his second year in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences PhD program at Harvard University. He has joined a cell biology lab that studies mitosis and mitotic error and his project is about mechanisms of aneuploidization and large genome rearrangement. He is shown in the picture in front of a confocal microscope analyzing cells that have undergone mitotic errors. He graduated from UVA in 2012 with highest distinction and with a BS and BA in Biochemistry and Biology. He was a College Science Scholar all four years.
Somsakul Pop Wongpalee
Somsakul Pop Wongpalee (CLAS, 2009) was an international student from Thailand at UVa, and graduated from CLAS in 2009 with BS in Biology with the highest distinction. While at UVA, Pop worked in a laboratory of Professor Anindya Dutta. He is currently in his 5th year in graduate school in Molecular Biology Interdepartmental Ph.D. Program (MB-IDP) at UCLA. Pop has joined a laboratory of Professor Douglas Black, a HHMI investigator, studying mechanism of alternative pre-mRNA splicing by a major splicing factor PTB. His project integrates various tools such as biochemistry, molecular biology, mass spectrometry and electron microscopy to unravel how this protein works.
Justin Kim (CLAS, 2011) is currently a third year in the School of Medicine here at the University of Virginia. He graduated with a BSc in chemistry with specialization in biochemistry. Through the College Science Scholars Program, he was very fortunate to find a variety of research experiences in the laboratory of Professor Linda Columbus in the Department of Chemistry beginning his second semester here. His work was focused about the characterization of membrane proteins using isothermal titration calorimetry, electron spin resonance spectroscopy, and X-ray crystallography.
Alice MacQueen (CLAS, 2009) is in her fifth year of the Ecology and Evolution Ph.D. program at the University of Chicago. She works with Joy Bergelson on the evolution of plant-pathogen interactions. Her project focuses on how plant resistance gene expression and plant fitness changes in response to variable and unpredictable natural environments. She's shown amidst one such large fitness experiment. She graduated from UVa in 2009 with highest distinction with a B.Sc. in Biology and a B.Sc. in Chemistry with a focus on Biochemistry, and was a College Science Scholar all four years.
Christine O'Donnell (CLAS, 2013) is in her second year of a Master of Public Policy program at UVa's Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy. She is working on a capstone project using her policy analysis skills to study how to increase the number of and support women in science. Christine, who completed a B.A. in Astronomy/Physics from UVa in May 2013, is continuing her research on young stellar objects and is applying to astronomy Ph.D. programs. She hopes to pursue both academic research as well as science communication through policy, outreach, and other means.
Gina Kim (CLAS, 2013) is currently at the UVA School of Medicine, enjoying the company of amazing new classmates while still being able to be in Charlottesville for a few extra years. She is interested in genetics and pediatrics, but and keeping an open mind about specialties.
Rachel Carr (CLAS, 2009) is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in high energy physics at Columbia University. She works primarily on a neutrino oscillation experiment located at a nuclear power plant in France (when onsite, she and collaborators live in the old stone "chateau" pictured here). Rachel was a College Science scholar all four years, beginning in the Biology department, where she worked in a molecular evolution lab. She completed a B.A. in Physics and Philosophy at UVa and a M.S. in Applied Physics at Columbia.
Kara Morgenstern (CLAS, and Curry School of Education, 2010) is in her second year working as a Speech Pathologist at Metropolitan Hospital in New York City, after completing her clinical externship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Medical Center. After graduating with a B.S. in Speech and Language Pathology, with a dual degree in psychology, Kara earned her master's degree, with honors, from the University of Florida, where she undertook research into alternative methods of communication, as well as dysphagia. Kara was a College Science Scholar for all four years at UVA.
Elizabeth Bendycki daSilva
Elizabeth Bendycki daSilva (CLAS 2010) is a fourth year PhD student in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University-Bloomington, concentrating in Cognitive Neuroscience. Her research combines behavioral and neurophysiological measures (EEG) to examine how emotions and other social signals are nonverbally communicated and understood by the brain. She graduated from UVA in 2010 with highest distinction with a B.A. in Cognitive Science. She was a College Science Scholar all four years.
Sean Cantrell (CLAS, 2009) is a fifth year graduate student studying particle theory at Johns Hopkins University. He is currently investigating formal aspects of the AdS/CFT correspondence and gauge theories in AdS and formerly worked on Higgs phenomenology and composite W' models. He also worked part time as a consultant to startups for technology and quantitative assessment methods that he worked with while at UVa, a position which has led him to cofound and serve as CTO of a startup specializing in nonlinear metrology methods and equipment and MEMS devices. He graduated UVa in 2009 with a B.S. in physics and a B.A. in math.
Rachel Miller (CLAS 2009) is loving being a software engineer on the growth team at Asana, a startup aiming to let teams communicate and work together more efficiently. She's loving living in San Francisco, too! Before that, Rachel received an MS in computer science from MIT, studying theoretical cryptography under Professor Shafi Goldwasser. While at UVA, Rachel received BAs in computer science and physics, and an MA in mathematics, and was a College Science Scholar all four years.
Caleigh Azumaya (CLAS, 2013) is a first year in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Vanderbilt University. She is working through her rotations and hoping to join a lab involved in the Center for Structural Biology and has rotated with Teru Nakagawa, working with AMPA-R auxiliary subunits, and Chuck Sanders, working with a membrane proteins involved in Alzheimer's disease, so far. She graduated from UVA with a BS in Chemistry and a BA in Biology in 2013, and worked under Dr. Jochen Zimmer in the department of Physiology, investigating the function of the hyaluronan synthase. She was a College Science Scholar all four years.
Jen Cano (CLAS, 2009) is a fifth year graduate student at the University of California, Santa Barbara studying condensed matter theory. There she works with scientists at Microsoft Station Q, a research group devoted to topological quantum computing. Jen's research focuses on topological phases of matter, particularly the fractional quantum Hall effect. While at UVA, Jen was a College Science Scholar for all four years.
Scott Kaufman (CLAS 09) is currently an intern at St. Luke's Hospital in Allentown, PA. After graduating from UVA with a major in biochemistry and a minor in biology, he attended medical school at University of Medicine and Dentistry at New Jersey (UMDNJ). While at UMDNJ, Scott did research on an oral therapy to combat melanoma. He was a College Science Scholar all four years.
Rosa Bauer-Moshi (CLAS, 2011) joined New York City Teaching Fellows after graduating from UVa and is currently teaching high school biology and food science at Bronx Leadership Academy II. She loves living in NYC and making her students excited about science. She graduated from UVa with a BA in human biology and anthropology and wrote her thesis on the relationship between religiosity and HIV risk among women in South Africa. She was a College Science Scholar all four years.
Joceline Vu (CLAS 2010) graduated from UVA as a biology major, and is currently a fourth-year medical student her at UVA School of Medicine. She is applying to residency in general surgery. She has been involved in neuroimmunology research concerning inflammasome markers in CNS injury and is currently involved in a project evaluating transfusion requirements in elective neurosurgical and orthopaedic spine surgery. She hopes to match in Spring 2014 to an academic program that will allow her to pursue research interests in surgical oncology and tumor immunology.
Edmund Tse (CLAS, 2011) is in his third year in the Ph.D. program in Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is currently working under the supervision of Professor A. A. Gewirth on preparing trinuclear Cu models of laccase as electrocatalysts to lower the overpotential of oxygen reduction reaction for fuel cell applications. He is shown in the picture in front of his poster at the Fall 2013 ACS meeting . He graduated from UVA in 2011 with a B.Sc. in Chemistry, specialized in Materials Science. He was a College Science Scholar for two years, starting in his second year (he graduated in three years
Ryan Loomis (CLAS, 2013) is in his first year in the Astronomy PhD program at Harvard University. He is working with Professor Karin Oberg studying chemistry in protostellar disks during the process of star formation, and is specifically interested in the pre-biotic implications of this chemistry. Ryan was a College Science Scholar for all four years at UVA and received CSS summer research funding in 2010 and 2011. He graduated in 2013 with a BS in Chemistry with Specialization in Chemical Physics and a BA in Astronomy-Physics, both with highest distinction.
Rachael Beaton (CLAS, 2007, GSAS 2008) is in her seventh year in the Astronomy Ph.D program at the University of Virginia. She is a member of the Galactic Structure Research Group that studies the detailed structure of nearby galaxies, including our own!, as a means of understanding general galaxy formation and evolution. Currently, she is the Principal Investigator for the M31-AGES project, a multi-year observing campaign to produce the first age distribution of stars in the Andromeda stellar halo -- its outermost region. She plans to defend her dissertation, "Life in the Outer Limits: Insight into Hierarchical Merging from the Outermost Structure of the Andromeda Stellar Halo" in Summer 2014. She is shown Inline image 1here at Kitt Peak National Observatory outside Tucson (Arizona) with the Mayall 4-meter telescope, which is the work-horse telescope for both her dissertation and the M31-AGES project. Rachael graduated from UVA in 2007 with high distinction with a BA in Astronomy-Physics and a BA in Mathematics, and in 2008 with a Masters in Astronomy. She was a Jefferson Fellow and a Enhancement Fellow for her dissertation work. Rachael was a College Science Scholar for all four years of undergraduate and was introduced to her adviser, Professor Steven R. Majewski, through the program. In addition, Rachael has mentored College Science Scholar, Christine O'Donnell (CLAS 2013, Batten 2014), on multiple astronomy projects within the Galactic Structure Research Group since 2011.
Vlad Sviderskiy (CLAS, 2012) is in his second year working as a Research Technologist at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. His project involves discovering a small molecule inhibitor for a key interaction in the neddylation pathway. This work, if successful, has the potential to improve survival rates for patients with aggressive squamous cell carcinomas of mucosal origin. Vlad graduated from UVA in 2012 with a BS in Chemistry with highest distinction. He was a College Science Scholar all four years.
Arjun Dayal (CLAS, 2011) is in his second year of medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, where he was awarded the Dean’s Outstanding Promise in Medicine merit scholarship. During his gap year before medical school, Arjun co-developed InstantEval, a mobile application that enables real time evaluation of medical students and resident physicians. His venture was accepted to start-up accelerator programs at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, and at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Arjun has joined a pathology laboratory at the University of Chicago where he is developing software to facilitate 3D reconstruction of electron microscope images. Arjun graduated from UVa with a BS in Biochemistry with distinction, and a College Science Scholar for three years.
Dina DeAngelis (CLAS, 2009) is an actuarial analyst for Towers Watson, a benefits consulting firm, in the Stamford, CT office. She is in the Retirement practice, where she works with companies on a variety of retirement benefit projects, including their annual pension valuations. She is working towards her Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and Enrolled Actuary (EA) designations. She graduated UVa in 2009 with B.A. degrees in Math and Economics, and a minor in Computer Science.
John Hatch (CLAS 2012) is in the second year of a post-baccalaureate fellowship in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. He recently published a study that demonstrated how autonomic nerves innervate the developing heart, and continues to study the patterning of the peripheral nervous system. He will attend graduate school at Harvard's Developmental and Regenerative Biology program, within the Biological and Biomedical Science program in the fall of 2014 in order to pursue a Ph.D. in developmental biology.
David Wu (CLAS, 2013) is a post-baccalaureate fellow at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. His current lab examines the role of the immune system in patients with chronic hepatitis C infection in response to novel therapies. Following this fellowship, he will be matriculating into a MD/PhD program to eventually pursue a career as a physician-scientist. David graduated from UVA in 2013 with a B.S. with highest distinction in Biology and a double major in Cognitive Science. He was a College Science Scholar for three years, joining the program in his second year.
Julie Guider (CLAS, 2007) is currently a third year resident in Internal Medicine at UVA. She went to LSU Medical School in New Orleans following her undergraduate training and then returned to Charlottesville for her internal medicine residency. She just matched to a fellowship in Gastroenterology at UT Houston, where she will spend the next 3 years training to become a gastroenterologist. She graduated from UVA in 2007 with a BA in Mathematics and a minor in Biology. She is pictured here on the helipad on the roof of the UVA Medical Center.
Anna Sowa (Popova) (CLAS, 2007) is in her final year of a PhD program in Neuroscience in Tuebingen, Germany. After graduation she worked in industry in cytogenetics while completing her MS in Human Genetics. She is now at the University of Tuebingen in Germany with the Institute of Medical Genetics and Human Genomics where she works on polyglutamine expansion neurodenegerative disorders (Huntington, Ataxias). She graduated from UVA in 2007 with a BS in Biology. She was a College Science Scholar all four years.
Danny Simpson (CLAS, 2010) is currently tutoring middle and high school math and science students through Tutor Associates in New York City. After recently completing an MS in mathematics at Northeastern University (focusing on combinatorics), Danny moved to New York and plans to pursue a PhD in computational biology in the next two to three years.
Luis Goity (CLAS, 2012) is working in Newport News, Virginia managing a surgical distributorship. He works with orthopedic surgeons during total knee and total hip replacement procedures. He also helps coordinate a clinical study exploring wear characteristics of polyethylene acetabular components when used with ceramic or cobalt-chromium femoral head components used in total hip replacement surgery. After concluding his current work position, he will matriculate at the UVA School of Medicine beginning in August 2014.
Sina Hedayatnia (CLAS 2012) received his BA in Biology from UVa. He is a second year DMD/MBA candidate at Harvard University. Since his first year, Sina has been involved in a number of projects at the intersection of public health, policy, and business. With the support of a grant from Harvard Medical’s Primary Care Center, Sina led a community health initiative to integrate oral health care into a diabetes group visit program in Cambridge, MA. Sina is also performing economic research investigating the potential for dentists to diagnose and monitor systemic health conditions in their practices. Sina is considering a career in oral & maxillofacial surgery or dental entrepreneurship.
Angang Li (CLAS, 2013) is a first year Ph.D. student in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University. Currently, she is revising the manuscript based on her undergraduate thesis with Dr. Matthew Reidenbach, and is taking courses related to the complex environmental hydrodynamics. Starting from early 2014, she will be working with Dr. Aaron Packman on the analysis and modeling of environmental transport processes, and in particular the physical-biological interactions in aquatic environments. She graduated from UVA in 2013 with a B.S. in Environmental Sciences and a B.A. in Economics (and a minor in Mathematics), with distinction, and with graduation awards in both two majors. She was a College Science Scholar all four years.
Ellen Merrick Schill (CLAS, 2009) is a fifth year MSTP student at Washington University in St. Louis. She studies the development of the enteric nervous system and is shown at the live imaging microscope in her lab that allows her to take pictures of cells as they migrate. At UVA, Ellen majored in neuroscience and minored in bioethics. She graduated in 2009 with highest distinction and Phi Beta Kappa. Ellen was a College Science Scholar during her entire time at UVA.
Andrew Case (CLAS, 2010) has spent the last two and a half years at a healthcare consulting firm in Richmond, VA. He provides his health system clients with operational improvements, local data, and industry insight concerning the medical imaging industry. He graduated from UVA in 2010 with a BA in Physics with a Cognitive Science double-major. While at UVA, Andrew also studied Chinese and worked as a patient care assistant in the Department of Neurobehavioral Sciences in the UVA Health System. He was a College Science Scholar all four years.
Mark Doyal (CLAS, 2006) is an MD/PhD candidate at the University of Pittsburgh. In the lab of Dr. Joseph Glorioso, he has been developing gene therapy using herpes simplex vectors to treat pain. His PhD thesis work centers on the targeting of therapeutic transgene expression to subpopulations of sensory neurons to generate vectors which serve as molecular tools to dissect the pathophysiology of pain and ultimately as novel pain therapy. Upon graduating the MD/PhD program, Mark plans to continue his medical education in residency in pursuit of a career as a physician scientist. Mark was in the inaugural class of College Science Scholars at UVA and graduated with a BA in Biology in 2006
Horia Todor (CLAS 2009) is in his fourth year in the Biology PhD program at Duke. He joined a lab that studies transcriptional regulation in archaeal extremophiles. His project is about the regulation of metabolism in a halophile. Horia graduated with a BS in Biology and a BA in Economics. He was a College Science Scholar all four years.
Shelby Catlett (CLAS, 2010) is a current 3rd year medical student at the University of Virginia. After graduating from UVA in 2010 with a BA in Chemistry, she worked in Philadelphia for a year as a Patient Advocate through the Philadelphia Health Corps (an AmeriCorps program) before returning to UVA for medical school.
Thuan Nguyen (CLAS, 2010) is a first-year Ph.D. student in the NIH/Georgetown Graduate Partnership Program. He is interested in studying the role of the skin commensals in response to MRSA infections. After graduating with a B.S. in Biology, Thuan worked as a research assistant at The Washington University Medical Center studying the molecular mechanism underlying cancer health disparity in African American women and Caucasian American women. It was also here where he completed his M.S. in Molecular Biochemistry and Bioinformatics.
Andrew Li (CLAS, 2008) is in his second and final year of the Master of Teaching (Primary) at the University of Sydney. After graduating with a BS in Biology and minor in psychology, Andrew went on a slight deviation from the traditional path of a science graduate. He spent the next 5 years as an active investor immersed in electronic markets trading, particularly in the technology sector. He enjoyed the freedom of this profession and continues to fulfill his love of traveling. He has since moved to Sydney, Australia to pursue his passion to teach and work with children. He was a College Science Scholar all four years.
Christopher Kalmar (CLAS, 2010) is in his third year of the MD / MBA Program at the Penn State College of Medicine. He is pursuing a career in surgery. He is pictured with his teammate and celebrity, Abbie, from the surgical rehab clinic.He had the privilege of working with Dr. Manoj Patel for three years at UVa doing electrophysiology research on novel sodium channel blockers. He graduated with High Distinction in Neuroscience in 2010. He was a College Science Scholar all four years.
Craig Seymour (CLAS, 2012) is in his second year in the PhD program in Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign working under Professor Scott E. Denmark. His research is focused on developing new synthetic reactions. He is shown in the picture working up a copper reaction . He graduated from UVA in 2012 with a BS in Biochemistry (highest distinction). He was a College Science Scholar for three years, starting in his second year.
Eli Adler (CLAS, 2007) has been an options trader in New York City since graduating UVa. His majors in Economics and Psychology, minor in Mathematics, and membership in the inaugural CSS class have helped him throughout his career and life. He enjoys competing in triathalons and playing poker in his free time.
Danley Hsu (CLAS, 2013) is working on writing several Fortran programs for the US Naval Observatory focusing on statistical analysis of star catalogs and orbital parameters of stellar systems. He graduated from UVA in 2013 with a BS in Physics (highest distinction). As a College Science Scholar he received a summer research stipend to work on low mass x-ray binary research the summer following his first year and he continued this research alongside other projects over his three years at UVA. Danley has successfully applied into the Astronomy and Astrophysics PhD program at Penn State University and he plans on enrolling in classes there beginning Fall, 2014.
Tim Reichart (CLAS, 2007), part of the inaugural class of College Science Scholars, majored in Chemistry and performed undergraduate research in the laboratory of Prof. W. Dean Harman. In 2014 he received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Scripps Research Institute, in La Jolla, California. Tim worked in the laboratory of Prof. Philip Dawson, where he examined the impact of membrane presentation of synthetic peptides on affinity to neutralizing antibodies against HIV. While at Scripps he received fellowships from Eli Lilly and the California HIV/AIDS Research Program. Tim is currently pursuing postdoctoral studies at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research Center with a fellowship from the National Research Council of the National Academies.
Sarah Smith (CLAS, 2014) is a first year PharmD/PhD student in The College of Pharmacy at The Ohio State University, where she has a strong interest in interdisciplinary and applied science in the field of pharmacy. She majored in Chemistry, and was a CSS student all four years
Suraj Mishra (CLAS, 2013) is a first year medical student at Virginia Commonwealth University. After graduating in 2013, he was an IRTA postbac at the NIH, where he worked in an HIV/AIDS Branch lab. He majored in Human Biology and minored in Economics while at UVa, and was a CSS student all four years.
Frank Wang (CLAS, 2013) is currently working with Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York City. He is working under Product Valuation Group to provide independent price verification for the Bank's equity-linked-security portfolio. Most of his work involves financial mathematics, including financial modeling and calibrating parameters. He is also responsible for translating quantitative methodologies into plain language so the business partners can share with other parties within the bank. He graduated from UVa with B.S. in Commerce, concentrated in Finance and Information Technology, and double majored in Physics. He was a College Science Scholar all four years.
Kirsti Campbell (CLAS, 2012) is in her third year of medical school at Harvard University, where she also studies vascular biology. She graduated from UVa in 2012 with a B.S. in Biology, and was a College Science Scholar all four years.
Matt Ryder (CLAS 2007) is a Scientist & Manager in Dx Product and Tech Development at Myriad Genetics Inc. in Salt Lake City, UT. His team develops clinical molecular diagnostic tests which help patients make important medical management decisions. Recently, Matt served as a leader for Myriad's BRACAnalysis Companion Dx™, the first FDA-approved Laboratory Developed Test. He graduated from UVA in 2007 with distinction, with a B.S. in Biology. Matt's participation in College Science Scholars involved three years of a very rewarding independent research experience under the guidance of Dr. Keith Kozminski.