Research

Biochemistry

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Research

Biochemistry

“...fulfill a career as a research scientist”

Jennifer Welch, Class of 2014

Hometown: Afton, Iowa
Majors: Biochemistry and Chemistry
Research title: “The Cellular Response to Hydrogen Peroxide and Proline Exposure”

“Ultimately, what I took away from this research project were fundamental techniques that could be applied to a range of research projects. I learned how to develop a project from an initial hypothesis, design and carry out an experiment, and analyze the results to come up with possible conclusions. Personally, undergraduate research is invaluable to my career goal to complete a Ph.D. program and become a research scientist. The projects that I have had the opportunity to be involved in have given me important experience, knowledge, and technical abilities to transition to a program after BVU.” 

“...helps students to think like real scientists”

Emily DeWall, Class of 2014

Major: Biochemistry
Research title: “Effect of Antioxidants on Superoxide Dismutase Activity in Living Cells”

“I think it is important for every student to complete a research project as an undergraduate student. It helps students to think like real scientists, and it reinforces what you learn in the classroom. Also, if students aren't sure what they want to do after they graduate, completing a research project can help them decide if research is something that they would like to do.”