Monday, August 9, 2010

Toxicology Alum Pursues Graduate Study in Epidemiology

Tricia Matz, a 2010 Toxicology graduate, has been accepted into the Ohio State University graduate program in public health. She plans to complete a masters of public health degree with a focus on epidemiology. Tricia hopes to eventually work as an epidemiologist particularly focusing on areas where the environment may be polluted with disease causing contaminants.

During her time at Ashland, Tricia conducted research with Profs. Jeff Weidenhamer and Brian Mohney on analytical methods for compounds secreted by plant roots, and presented a poster on her work at the 2009 meeting of the Phytochemical Society of North America and was co-author of a paper featured on the cover of the Nov. 2009 Journal of Chemical Ecology. She was one of two recipients of the Biology Department's senior research award.

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