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Student Spotlight
Q & A with a biology major





Amie Lank '10

Center Barnstead, NH

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What has your Saint Michael's experience, particularly your experience as a biology major, been like?

My experience at Saint Michael’s College has allowed me to find my niche in life. I entered into college as an “exploratory first-year,” and fell in love with biology shortly after my first semester. The biology department welcomed me in and I began to absorb all that I could from the courses available. I also had the opportunity to conduct my own summer research under Professor Mark Lubkowitz. I spent about a year and half studying the molecular mechanisms of rice seeds during germination. From my class and laboratory work at Saint Mike's, I have received a wealth of knowledge that I will carry with me as I enter into the next phase of my life.

What additional activities did you pursue related to the biology major?

I have completed two semesters of senior honors research, and have written a thesis on my work. Last year I presented my research during the school-wide symposium. Also, I am traveling to St. Louis Missouri in October to attend the Ninth International Plant Molecular Biology conference. Finally, I have spent some time volunteering in the pediatrics unit at Fletcher Allen Hospital.

What are your post-graduate plans?

I will be working towards becoming a certified physicians assistant.



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