Two undergraduates in the lab were among 20 students selected to participate in the Louisiana Biomedical Research Network Summer Research Program. Rachel Eddy, a junior in Biological Sciences will be working with Dr. Gus Kousoulas, Professor of Virology at LSU and PI of the LBRN grant funded through the NIH. Rachel participated in the program last year, working with Dr. Bruce Bunnell at Tulane. This will be a great opportunity for Rachel to see another lab and learn about a different area of biomedical research.
Matthew Busby, a junior in Biological Sciences will be working with Dr. John Vanchiere at LSUHSC in Shreveport, an MD/PhD who specializes in pediatric infectious disease. Matt is interested in pursuing medical school and so this will be a great opportunity to see how a physician works both in the clinic and in the lab.
The LBRN program provides students with the opportunity to work at another university in Louisiana over 10 weeks to gain research experience not only in the lab, but also in communicating science. Students from the lab have been participating in this summer program for the past 3 years and come back with more skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm for research. Congratulations Matt and Rachel!!
Dr. Jamie Newman
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences